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Multiemployer plans pose risk of personal liability for withdrawal liability
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

In the recently decided case of Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Nagy (7th Cir. 2013), an individual was determined to


Prenuptial agreement not an effective waiver of spousal rights
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit demonstrates the potential limitations of prenuptial agreements purporting to


Plan not required to restore 401(k) funds fraudulently withdrawn by ex-wife
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

Confirming for plan sponsors the importance of maintaining and following plan procedures, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upheld a 2010 decision by an Oklahoma district court that a 401(k) plan administrator did not abuse his discretion in deciding that a company 401(k) plan should not reimburse a participant for funds fraudulently withdrawn from his account by the participant’s ex-wife


Annual withdrawal liability payments calculated at highest contribution rate for all groups, excludes surcharge
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

Woodbridge Logistics, LLC was a contributing employer to a multiemployer pension fund prior to its withdrawal from the fund in February 2011


MEWA held to be not fully insured under ERISA
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

When unrelated employers join together in an association or other group to purchase or arrange for health insurance, the association is defined as a "multiple employer welfare arrangement" or "MEWA" under the law


Court holds that plan may recoup overpayment of pension benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

The district court for the District of Massachusetts held that a multiemployer pension plan may recoup the overpayment of benefits, notwithstanding the participant’s intervening bankruptcy


A lesson on maintaining historical plan documents
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2013

Robert Hartman worked for Weatherhead for nearly a quarter century before his retirement in 1976. As an employee of Weatherhead, Hartman was a


Discounted stock options subject to Section 409A penalties
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

Ruling in favor of the IRS, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims confirmed in a recent case that discounted stock options are deferred compensation


‘Full and fair’ ERISA review required for top-hat plan claim
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2012

An executive who was denied severance and incentive award benefits after she resigned for “good reason” following a company merger may pursue her claim for benefits under a Massachusetts district court ruling that the plan administrator failed to provide a full and fair review of her claim, as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA


Acquired employees were properly denied shutdown benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

Acquisitions and the offer of transition benefits for acquired employees under a seller’s plans can be tricky