House Ways & Means Committee: Hearing on Single-Payer Issue The House Ways & Means Committee will hold a hearing on the single-payer issue, marking
A federal court struck down key portions of the new association health plan (AHP) regulations last week, just days before the fledgling rules for
House Committee on Energy and Commerce: “Priced Out of a Lifesaving Drug: The Human Impact of Rising Insulin Costs” The Subcommittee on Oversight and
A federal district court in the District of Columbia dismissed ERISA fiduciary-breach claims by participants in Georgetown’s 403(b) retirement plans
The D.C. Circuit affirmed the decision of a district court that Plaintiff Patrick Russell, a 401(k) plan participant, had knowingly waived his right
The facts of Clark v. Feder Semo and Bard, P.C., No. 12-7092, 2014 WL 42976 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 7, 2014) are relatively simple. A law firm, Feder Semo
Where do you litigate an ERISA disability claim governed by a collective bargaining agreement? It has to be sent to arbitration, not to federal court
Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), members of a control group of entities are jointly and severally liable for certain liabilities related to underfunded defined benefit plans.
Though limited to the D.C. Circuit, Stephens v. US Airways now stands as a warning that delayed payouts of ERISA benefits may draw claims for interestunless those delays are tied to administrative processes.
In an issue of first impression, the D.C. Circuit recently held that multiple ERISA plan documents may be examined to determine whether an administrator or fiduciary has discretionary authority to determine benefit eligibility.