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Government plans are exempt from ERISA… but what is the definition of “government”?

USA - May 15 2013 You already know that an employee benefit plan qualified as a "government plan" is exempt from ERISA's framework. But what is the definition of…

The cost of bad performance reviews ‘I’m getting sued because my evaluations were too nice?’

USA - July 9 2015 For many companies, employee performance reviews are often an afterthought. A recent survey showed that only 10 percent of employers actually found…

ERISA: 7 Things to Know About Limited Discovery in ERISA Long Term Disability Cases

USA - February 15 2017 You already know that discovery in ERISA cases is generally limited because of the “significant ERISA policy interests of minimizing costs of claim…

ERISA: “Key Evidence Needed to Prove the Intoxication Exclusion”

USA - August 15 2016 You know that many insurance policies and ERISA-governed plans exclude from coverage disabilities “resulting from, or related to…any accident related…

ERISA Attorney Fee Awards: What Are “Reasonable Hours” for a Plaintiff’s Attorney to Spend on a Summary Judgment Motion?

USA - March 20 2017 You already know that courts typically award attorney fees in ERISA cases when the Plaintiff/claimant achieves "some success on the merits...