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Dentons | Canada | 3 Jul 2018

Canadians may need to pursue internet defamation lawsuits abroad

Is a Canadian citizen, who is allegedly defamed in an online article published in their home province by a foreign newspaper, entitled to vindicate


Dentons | USA | 22 Feb 2016

Supreme Court requires fast action for ERISA subrogation recovery

A nearly unanimous Supreme Court recently found that a health plan cannot recover amounts subject to subrogation if the recipient has already spent


Dentons | USA | 21 Apr 2015

US Department of Labor’s new fiduciary conflict of interest proposal remains controversial

Last Tuesday, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released its 120-page notice of proposed rulemaking to revamp the Employee Retirement Income Security


Dentons | USA | 1 Oct 2014

Department of Labor to require electronic filing of top hat plan notices

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed to require so-called "top hat plan notices" to be filed electronically instead of on paper


Dentons | USA | 27 Jun 2013

DOMA is done; a hodgepodge looms

On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court, in US v. Windsor, invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). For 17 years, Section 3 of


Dentons | USA | 26 Apr 2012

US Federal court clarifies non-us parent corporation pension liability

The recent case of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation v. Asahi Tec Corporation No. 10-1936 (ABJ) March 14 2012 in the US Federal courts has raised the unexpected risk that a non-US parent company of an insolvent US subsidiary could find itself liable for the deficit in the subsidiary’s pension scheme solely on the basis of its ownership interest in the subsidiary at the date the scheme is terminated.


Dentons | USA | 28 Nov 2011

Are tribal benefit plans 'governmental'?

Crunch time has come for Tribes to review whether their employee benefit plans are “governmental,” in light of the Internal Revenue Service “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” issued November 7.


Dentons | USA | 24 May 2011

Remedies when summary plan descriptions are wrong

Sponsors and administrators of employee benefit plans have long wrestled with how to reconcile a summary plan description (SPD) that is materially inconsistent with the plan it describes.


Dentons | USA | 16 Feb 2011

11 things to know in 2011 - employee benefits and executive compensation

There have been many recent changes in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation.


Dentons | USA | 26 Apr 2010

Supreme Court reinforces deference to plan administrator discretion

The Supreme Court has now handed down a significant ERISA decision in Conkright v. Frommert (April 21, 2010).

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