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Teachers’ efforts to bring 403(b) plan lawsuits fall short
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • 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


Prenuptial agreement not an effective waiver of spousal rights
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit demonstrates the potential limitations of prenuptial agreements purporting to


IRAs to be subject to stricter rollover limitations
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2014

A rollover from one individual retirement account (IRA) to another IRA is permitted only once during any 12-month period beginning with the day funds


Annual withdrawal liability payments calculated at highest contribution rate for all groups, excludes surcharge
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

Woodbridge Logistics, LLC was a contributing employer to a multiemployer pension fund prior to its withdrawal from the fund in February 2011


Employer breached fiduciary duty by allowing ineligible employee to enroll in plan
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that an employer breached its fiduciary duty by misleading an employee regarding


IRS clarifies treatment of dividends and dividend equivalents paid on restricted stock and restricted stock units under section 162(m)
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2012

Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 162(m) generally prohibits a publicly traded corporation from deducting compensation paid to “covered employees” in excess of $1 million per year


Employer not penalized for failing to provide timely COBRA notice
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa held that a family, mistakenly receiving almost a year's worth of free employer coverage


HHS issues proposed regulations on HIPAA’s privacy, security, and enforcement provisions
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services recently published proposed regulations for the implementation of statutory changes made to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as provided by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH


Discounted stock options subject to Section 409A penalties
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

Ruling in favor of the IRS, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims confirmed in a recent case that discounted stock options are deferred compensation


Liquidated damages due on accelerated withdrawal liability
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2012

When an employer withdraws from a multiemployer plan, the plan sponsor is required to notify the employer of the amount of any withdrawal liability and the schedule for liability payments, and it must demand payment in accordance with that schedule