ERISA Litigation

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Part 1: Introduction
Some economists are now predicting a global economic downturn as soon as 2020, as indicators from bonds, interest rates, currencies, and commodities signal declining growth, including the recent inversion of the yield curve. While there is
Continue Reading Winter Is Coming: Employee Benefits Planning for the Eventual Economic Downturn

Employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”) are a valuable tool for businesses to create a succession plan and provide retirement benefits to employees by having employees purchase employer stock. Although self-interested transactions are generally prohibited under the Employee Retirement Income Security
Continue Reading Recent Decisions Cast Doubt on Stock Drop as a Basis to State a Claim Against ESOP Trustee

Court filings made this week show that Johns Hopkins has settled its ERISA fee case on proposed terms that include making a $14.5 million settlement payment, the second highest settlement in a 403(b) fee case, behind Vanderbilt ($14.5 million), and
Continue Reading Plaintiffs Increasingly Push for Non-Monetary Concessions from Plan Fiduciaries in ERISA Fee Settlements

So your company sponsors a self-insured health care plan, and you’ve been tasked with administering the plan, but in reality, most of the day to day administration is handled a third party administrator (“TPA”). Just curious – do you know
Continue Reading Peterson Illuminates Risks to Self-insure Health Plans and Highlights the Importance of Digging into Third Party Administrator Procedures

“Wilderness therapy? What’s that?”

That’s the common response I receive when I mention that wilderness therapy is a hot topic in mental health parity litigation. Wilderness therapy is a form of residential treatment that uses nature and the outdoors as
Continue Reading Lessons Learned from Wilderness Therapy Cases: How to Draft Medical Plan Exclusions that Comply with Mental Health Parity Rules