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Florida federal court addresses the scope of the innocent owner defense in civil forfeiture

USA - August 5 2015 In a rare defeat for the United States, Bryan Cave persuaded a federal judge in the Middle District of Florida to enter summary judgment against the…

Mary Beth Buchanan, Christopher J. Schmidt, John J. Schoemehl

Fourth Circuit: plan administrator must obtain “readily available information” in claims determination

USA - December 30 2014 What is a plan administrator’s obligation under ERISA to seek and obtain information potentially relevant to a participant claim where the…

Lisa Van Fleet

Supreme Court upholds enforceability of plan limitations period

USA - December 19 2013 On December 16th, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co. - a case involving the tension between: (i)…

Carrie Elizabeth Byrnes, Lisa Van Fleet

Supreme Court set to weigh in on when a cause of action accrues under ERISA

USA - September 12 2013 Next month the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., et al., an ERISA case…

Carrie Elizabeth Byrnes

DOL releases temporary guidance on employer-provided health exchange notice and model exchange and COBRA notices

USA - May 20 2013 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Health Care Reform") requires that employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act provide…

Harold G. Blatt, Paul F. Concannon, Brian W. Berglund, Richard L. Arenburg, Carrie Elizabeth Byrnes