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Class Certification Denied in ERISA Health Coverage Lawsuit

USA - November 5 2019 A federal district court denied class certification to health plan participants who claimed the plan promised them lifetime benefits. The court found...

Elizabeth M. Rowe, J. Christian Nemeth.

Ninth Circuit Considers Re-Hearing Dorman V. Schwab Arbitration Decision

USA - October 31 2019 In a previous On the Subject, we wrote about the Ninth Circuit’s decisions in the Dorman case. The Ninth Circuit determined that the plaintiff, who...

Theodore (Ted) M. Becker.

Federal District Court Dismisses Pension Actuarial Equivalence Lawsuit

USA - October 15 2019 Since late last year, plaintiffs’ firms have filed lawsuits against nine large pension plan sponsors alleging that the actuarial factors that each...

Lisa K. Loesel.

Federal court certifies class in multiple-plan ERISA challenge to health-plan and retirement-plan fees

USA - September 5 2019 In July of 2017, participants in two plans sponsored by Training, Rehabilitation & Development Institute, Inc. (TRDI) sued not TRDI, but three...

Ninth Circuit Answers Some Questions About Arbitration of ERISA Claims

USA - August 28 2019 In Dorman v. The Charles Schwab Corp., 2019 WL 3926990 (9th Cir., Aug. 20, 2019), and 2019 WL 3936944 (9th Cir., Aug. 20, 2019), the Ninth Circuit...