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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


Bankruptcy estate does not avoid control group status for withdrawal liability
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

In 1999, Michael Cappy filed for bankruptcy protection


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


Acquired employees were properly denied shutdown benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

Acquisitions and the offer of transition benefits for acquired employees under a seller’s plans can be tricky


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


Post-distribution enforcement of benefit waivers not preempted by ERISA
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

In 2009, plan administrators generally applauded a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court holding that ERISA requires distribution of benefits to the


Retroactive amendment to nonqualified plan upheld
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A recent New York federal court decision illustrates the authority an employer can retain to amend material provisions of nonqualified plans in ways that could not be done in a qualified plan


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