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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


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


COBRA election notice failure results in statutory damages
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey awarded a plaintiff statutory damages for a health plan administrator’s failure to provide her with a timely COBRA election notice


ERISA does not preempt shareholder derivative action for ESOP participants
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

Mattingly Foods, Inc. was a corporation that distributed food and restaurant products throughout the State of Ohio. Mattingly maintained an employee


State breach of contract claim for severance preempted by ERISA
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

A district court recently dismissed a former employee's state breach of contract claim, relating to his employer's denial of severance benefits, on


401(k) plan unreasonably refused to distribute participant’s non-employer benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2011

The District Court for the Eastern District of California recently ruled that a frozen 401(k) plan unreasonably refused to distribute the portion of a participant's account attributable to his own contributions while he was facing various misconduct-related claims by his employer after termination


Tussey v. ABB, Inc.: court rules on various 401(k) plan fiduciary issues
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case in which it addressed a variety of fiduciary breaches alleged by employees participating in an


Withdrawal liability from multiemployer plan and alter-ego liability
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

Because of the severe underfunding in many multiemployer defined benefit funds, we are seeing increased collection activities by these funds to


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