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Second Court of Appeals Win for State Street Bank in $200 Million Chrysler “Top Hat Plan” Class Action

USA - December 7 2016 “Top hat plans” have many attractive features, but a new court decision is a reminder that top hat plan participants have limited protections under…

Andrew C. Liazos.

'Right-Sizing' Full-Time Employees to Reduce ACA Obligations May Lead to ERISA Class Action Exposure

USA - February 16 2016 Compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has resulted in increased health benefit costs for many employers. A recent court decision demonstrates…

Supreme Court rejects “presumption of prudence,” adopts new pleading standards in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer

USA - July 7 2014 The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its highly anticipated decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, No. 12-751. In an opinion…

Nancy G. Ross, Stephen Pavlick.

Supreme Court grants certiorari to review Sixth Circuit’s pro-union inference in retiree health insurance benefits cases

USA - May 6 2014 The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to resolve a circuit split about how courts should interpret collective bargaining agreements that…

Nancy G. Ross.

Supreme Court upholds ERISA plan’s three-year deadline to file a lawsuit

USA - December 17 2013 The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that an ERISA plan may properly impose a reasonable time limit on filing a lawsuit to recover benefits…

Nancy G. Ross.