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Fiduciaries did not breach duty of prudence by failing to divest investments in company shares
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

Plaintiffs, former employees of two energy providers, brought a consolidated class action, alleging that the fiduciaries of the companies' employee savings plans breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by maintaining the savings plans' significant investment in stock of one of the companies, Constellation Energy Group, Inc


401(k) plan defeats “stock rise” challenge
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2008

In the last few years, 401(k) and other retirement plans that allow investment in the employer’s stock have faced a wave of “stock drop” litigation


Defense of Marriage Act ruling has multiple effects on benefit plans
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2013

On June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional


IRS will recognize all marriages of same-sex couples if valid where performed
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2013

On June 26, the US Supreme Court required the federal government to recognize marriages between two individuals of the same sex if the marriage is


US Supreme Court’s impending decision on DOMA may impact most employee benefit plans
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

Late last month the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases concerning same-sex marriage. The Court's decisions are expected by the end of


Private Equity Fund Sponsors' Risk for ERISA Unfunded Pension Liability Grows
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

On March 28, the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that, under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), two


Court finds private equity portfolio company may have liability for withdrawal by another portfolio company
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently delivered a potentially far-reaching decision for the private equity industry. In a case which


Sixth Circuit affirms decision to enforce arbitration provision in retiree benefit dispute
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2013

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a district court's decision to grant defendant-appellee TRW Vehicle Safety Systems


Supreme Court rules summary plan descriptions are not "terms" under ERISA
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in the case of Cigna Corp. v. Amara


Second Circuit to consider employer’s discretion in connection with LTIP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is considering the district court’s decision in Fishoff v. Coty Inc., which held that the Coty Board’s broad discretion under its Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan (LTIP) did not include attributing two different fair market values to its stock for the same day