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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


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 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


MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law


IRS issues 401(k) plan compliance questionnaire
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2010

In May, the IRS issued a 401(k) compliance check questionnaire to a sample set of 1,200 plan sponsors


Court upholds ESOP’s use of year-old valuation to process distributions
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2011

A federal trial court in New York recently ruled that the sponsor of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) did not breach its ERISA fiduciary duties when it used a June 30, 2008 valuation of the company stock to process a distribution in June 2009 to participants whose account values were under $1,000


ERISA governs claim under phantom carried interest plan
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

Several employees brought an action in state court in Colorado relating to their compensation benefit under a phantom carried interest plan sponsored


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


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


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