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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. | USA | 11 Jun 2018

No harm, no foul: Fourth Circuit affirms denial of equitable relief

In an unpublished opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit found a lower court did not err when awarding no relief for a breach of


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 3 May 2018

The Just Born Case: Responding to the Multiemployer Pension Crisis

In Bakery and Confectionery Union Fund v. Just Born II, Inc., the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on April 26, 2018, affirmed the district court’s


Morgan Lewis | USA | 6 Sep 2017

Recent Plan Fiduciary Victories in ERISA Single-Stock Fund Litigation

Over the last few months, there have been a significant number of court decisions ruling against plaintiffs alleging ERISA breach of fiduciary


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2017

‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda:’ Fourth Circuit Re-Revisits a Controversial Position on ERISA’s Prudence Standard

Almost exactly 15 years after the case commenced and more than 17 after the events that led to it, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 19 May 2017

Fourth Circuit: An Imprudent ERISA Fiduciary Avoids Liability if a Prudent Fiduciary Would Have Reached the Same Decision

As a case that has lasted fifteen years reaches its likely conclusion, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified the “loss causation”


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 Feb 2017

Prince v. Sears: A Reminder About the Benefits of Complete Preemption

In Prince v. Sears Holding Corp., the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (the “Fourth Circuit” or the “court”) sets forth a test


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 3 Feb 2017

Fourth Circuit Concludes That State Law Claims For Life Insurance Benefits Are Preempted

The Fourth Circuit recently concluded that a Sears employee’s state law claims seeking money damages based on denial of insurance benefits (for


FisherBroyles LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2016

Worth Covering: News, Tips, and Thoughts for Professional Liability Carriers

We are very pleased to provide you with the inaugural issue of our newsletter tailored to the professional liability insurance industry. The focus of


Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered | USA | 13 Jun 2016

Recent Litigation Addresses the Benefit Plans of Religious Organizations

The retirement and health plans of churches and certain other religious organizations are entitled to specific exemptions under federal benefits laws


Wilson Elser | USA | 4 Apr 2016

Statutory and Contractual Limitations Periods and the Events that Trigger Them: Insight from the Fourth Circuit

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) does not contain a statute of limitations provision, and courts generally apply the most

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