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By Madeline Chimento Rea
The First Circuit concluded that, pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, it was for an arbitrator, not the court, to decide whether the union's claim that the employer failed to properly fund a defined benefit pension plan was preempted by ERISA.
By Laura Stafford
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the Federal Circuit's VE Holding opinion, which had permitted patent defendants to be sued in any forum in which they were subject to personal jurisdiction.
By Russell Hirschhorn, Seth Safra, Benjamin Saper
The Department of Labor has announced that the new fiduciary conflict of interest rule and related exemptions will begin taking effect on June 9, 2017, ending speculation of further delay.
By Damian A. Myers
Recently, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (the "AHCA"). The AHCA was previously introduced in March but supporters failed to muster sufficient support to bring the legislation to a vote.
By Steven A. Sutro
Banner Health and the Kaiser Foundation were recently hit with separate class action lawsuits challenging their denials of certain mental health care coverage.
By Tulio D. Chirinos
A federal district court in North Carolina dismissed claims by BB&T Corp.'s 401(k) plan participants that Cardinal Investment Advisors, LLC, the plan's outside investment advisor, breached its ERISA fiduciary duties by allowing the plan to invest in BB&T proprietary funds.
By Ira Bogner, Seth Safra, Adam W. Scoll
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule significantly expanding when a person is considered to be a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)...
By Neil V. Shah
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of ERISA stock drop claims by participants in the Cliffs Natural Resources' 401(k) Plan.
By Madeline Chimento Rea
In three decisions issued on the same day, the Sixth Circuit held that Meritor retirees were not entitled to lifetime health benefits, while retirees at Kelsey-Hayes and CNH Industries were entitled to contractually vested health benefits.
By Neil V. Shah
A district court in Rhode Island dismissed claims by participants in the CVS Employee Stock Ownership Plan that plan fiduciaries imprudently invested plan assets in the plan's stable value fund.
By Erika Collins, Michelle Gyves, Arielle Kobetz
On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament approved the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR" or the "Regulation"), a new regulation that will replace the European Union's ("EU") current data privacy standard.
By Mark Theodore
Change is coming. We noted recently that the administration is thinking about changing the newly adopted persuader regulations.
By Lisa Markofsky
The recent case of Jarvis v. BMW of North America, LLC is an important reminder to attorneys to avoid inadvertently reaching a settlement agreement that is unacceptable to the client...
By Mark Theodore
The change in a presidential administration always brings changes to government agencies, including the NLRB, as new appointments are made reflecting the policy preferences of the administration.
By Mark Theodore
The fight over the Department of Labor's attempt to "clarify" the 50 plus year interpretation of the persuader rules may be coming to an end.
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