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As one of the three co-equal branches of the federal government, the judiciary branch is always on the radar of plan sponsors, and we do what we can
Nearly every retirement or death of a Supreme Court justice over the last seventy years took place when the Court was not in session. Not since Chief
Large, public employers have thus far been bystanders to the recent heated controversy over the contraceptive mandate imposed pursuant to the
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires covered employers to provide health care coverage for all employees who regularly work 30 or more hours per
This year, of course, marks the fortieth anniversary of the enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). The statute owes in
Retirement plans that invest in company stock are subject to the rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and
We lead this Issue's set of Noteworthy Cases with cases that share the common theme of ERISA preemption. While preemption remains an ever present
Participants in General Motors’ 401(k) plan (“Plan”) sued State Street Bank for breach of fiduciary duty due to the bank’s failure to divest the Plan of its GM stock after the company’s reported net third-quarter losses in 2008 totaling 15.5 billion dollars and the likely exhaustion of its cash reserves by the middle of 2009. The District Court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim.