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District Court holds that insurer breached fiduciary duty when crediting below market interest to retained asset accounts
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

Unum Life Insurance Company of America issued group life insurance policies to two employers


Profit-sharing contribution required for employee on FMLA leave
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2011

The District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that a legal secretary's employer violated the ERISA when it refused to make a year-end contribution to her account in the firm's profit-sharing plan while she was on medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA


‘Full and fair’ ERISA review required for top-hat plan claim
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

An executive who was denied severance and incentive award benefits after she resigned for “good reason” following a company merger may pursue her claim for benefits under a Massachusetts district court ruling that the plan administrator failed to provide a full and fair review of her claim, as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA


Time limitation for claims in summary plan description held applicable
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

The summary plan description for a long-term disability plan provided that the forms to receive benefits must be completed and returned to the claims administrator within one year of a participant’s last day of work


Court holds that plan may recoup overpayment of pension benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

The district court for the District of Massachusetts held that a multiemployer pension plan may recoup the overpayment of benefits, notwithstanding the participant’s intervening bankruptcy


Employer is not liable for allegedly ambiguous summary plan description
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

In Skinner v. Northrop Grumman Retirement Plan B, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying the Supreme Court’s ruling in CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, held that the plaintiffparticipants could not sue for benefits allegedly promised by the summary plan description (SPD) but not the plan, because statements in an SPD do not constitute the terms of a plan


District court unimpressed by claim of “People’s Court” decision on divorce
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

A Maryland District Court charged with deciding whether a retired union worker's first wife was entitled to spousal benefits in her ex-husband's


Reduction in “banked hours” violates the ERISA anti-cutback rules
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

A union was formed through the merger of four former local unions. After the merger, the local unions' employee benefits plans and related pension


Multiemployer plans pose risk of personal liability for withdrawal liability
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

In the recently decided case of Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Nagy (7th Cir. 2013), an individual was determined to


IRS compliance check targets non-governmental 457(b) plans
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

Tax-exempt entities that sponsor Internal Revenue Code Section 457(b) plans may soon find compliance questionnaires from the Internal Revenue Service