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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 10 May 2017

University Retirement Plans Under Scrutiny for Excessive Fees

There have been 12 proposed class actions brought against major universities with regard to their employee benefit plans. These lawsuits allege


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 8 Apr 2016

Federal Court Finds Private Equity Funds Liable for Pension Liabilities of Portfolio Company

In a much-anticipated decision addressing the reach of multiemployer pension plans in imposing withdrawal liability, a U.S. District Court ruled on


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 26 Nov 2013

Ongoing plan maintenance

Plan sponsors should ensure that their qualified plans have adequate coverage against theft of assets. Plan sponsors must have an ERISA Fidelity Bond


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 2 Aug 2013

ERISA liabilities of private equity funds: First Circuit addresses control group liability

In a decision of significance to private equity funds, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held that: (1) a private


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2012

Employment & employee benefits developments 2012 year-end reminders for pension plan sponsors

Over the past year, the Departments of Labor (“DOL”) and Treasury (the “Departments”), as well as the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), have issued a variety of statutory and regulatory provisions with which tax-qualified pension, profit-sharing, 401(k) and 403(b) plans must comply.


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 25 Jul 2012

What do retirement plan sponsors have to do now that the ERISA 408(b)(2) fee disclosure deadline has come and gone?

By now, plan sponsors of most defined benefit and defined contribution plans should have received disclosure statements from "covered service providers" to their plans regarding whether the provider is, in fact, a "covered service provider."


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2012

Court denies plaintiffs’ attorneys’ claim for fees in ERISA action

International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Death Benefit Fund, the UNITE HERE Staff Retirement Plan, their fiduciaries, Amalgamated Services Corp., Amalgamated Life Insurance Co., Alicare Inc. and individual defendant Michael Hirsch against a claim for more than $1.7 million in attorneys’ fees stemming from an ERISA action.


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2012

New York’s Marriage Equality Act and its effect on welfare and pension benefits

In June 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marriage Equality Act into law, making New York the sixth state to permit same-sex couples to marry.


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 24 Oct 2011

The Second Circuit’s adoption of the Moench presumption of prudence provides “accommodation” for employers facing stock drop suits

A recent opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit should reassure employers worried about employee lawsuits alleging the imprudence of investing in company stock through company retirement plans during unstable economic times.


Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP | USA | 16 Sep 2010

Reminder of model employer CHIP notice and disclosure obligations for plan sponsors

On February 4, 2009, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 ("CHIPRA") was signed into law.

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