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Court of Appeal rejects government appeal against maladministration finding

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 11 2008

The Court of Appeal has agreed with the High Court decision that the government should abide by some of the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s findings that the government was guilty of maladministration to members of defined benefit pension schemes

Backdating ill-health benefits

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2009

In the case of Hamilton -v- Monmouthshire County Council the High Court upheld a determination of the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that ill-health benefits from the Local Government Pension Scheme could not usually be backdated to a date earlier than the date of the member's election for a pension

Alleged revenue sharing IRC 403(b) annuity

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 10 2008

Sutherland previously reported in its May 28, 2008, client alert on the favorable decision for its clients in Jerre Daniels-Hall, et al. v. National Education Association, et al. (No. C 07-5339 RBL, W.D. Wash.), rejecting plaintiffs’ attempt to apply ERISA to alleged revenue sharing practices involving an IRC 403(b) annuity offered to public school teachers

Age discrimination and pensions

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 1 2008

Dismissing an employee to avoid a liability for enhanced pension rights was found to be direct discrimination on the grounds of age in the recent employment tribunal case of Wooster v London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Hobby lobby, religious freedom, ACA, and contraception

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 18 2014

Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., two highly

State aid available for DROP participants who are actively employed

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 31 2009

The Supreme Court has recently declined to review the Commonwealth Court’s 2008 holding that a municipality properly included officers that had entered into a deferred retirement plan in the municipality’s calculation for state pension aid

SLUSA's state-actions exception

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2010

On February 3rd, the Sixth Circuit, in an opinion written by retired Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (sitting by designation), strictly construed the state-actions exception to the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act("SLUSA"

Unfair dismissal and pension loss

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2010

The case illustrates the approach to be followed by a tribunal when using the Guidance to Tribunals on Assessment on Compensation for Pension Loss in making the decision as to whether it is a simplified the substantial loss approach which should be followed

Teachers’ efforts to bring 403(b) plan lawsuits fall short

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 11 2011

In two different cases from two different regions of the country, teachers brought lawsuits to challenge alleged endorsement and kickback arrangements involving IRC 403(b) plans on the basis of fiduciary breaches

Data breach: no duty, no harm, no foul

  • Lathrop & Gage LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 11 2011

In its recent decision in Cooney v. Chicago Public Schools, 2010 WL 5481520 (Ill. App. Ct. Dec. 30, 2010), the Illinois Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the trial court dismissing all claims against the Chicago Public Schools (“CPS”), the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (“Board”) and All Printing & Graphics, Inc. (“All Printing”) related to the disclosure of the personal information of approximately 1,750 former CPS employees