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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


Seventh Circuit rules decisively for defendants in a “401(k) fee” case
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2009

On February 12, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Hecker v. Deere & Co


Liability for late transfer of 401(k) contributions not a “unique” situation
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2009

In Chao v. Unique Manufacturing Co., a federal district court determined that a business consultant brought in to run a distressed company was a fiduciary to the company’s 401(k) plan and liable for the failure to transfer employee 401(k) contributions to the plan


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


Eight key estate planning opportunities arising from the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that a state ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, in violation of the Equal Protection Clause


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


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


Court finds plaintiff's new evidence insufficient to satisfy PSLRA pleading requirements
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

In a securities fraud action, a Colorado district court denied a plaintiff employees’ retirement plan’s motion for relief from a final judgment that dismissed the plaintiff’s original complaint because it did not satisfy the pleading requirements of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA


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


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