After years of litigation, the plaintiffs and defendants have jointly moved for entry of an order referring the case to mediation before a neutral third party.
The lawsuit alleges that GoalMaker served Prudential’s interests at the expense of participants’ by funneling retirement savings into proprietary investment products and into investments that paid revenue sharing to Prudential.
According to the SEC, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s share class calculator had two operating errors that caused it not to provide the most beneficial share class to eligible customers; the firm was also accused of not consistently providing this benefit to certain eligible clients.
No judge of the 9th Circuit has requested a vote on a petition for rehearing Dorman vs. Charles Schwab, in which a three-judge panel held ERISA claims may in some cases be forced into arbitration.
Plaintiffs challenge the use of proprietary products in Prudential’s defined contribution retirement plans, an arrangement they say impermissibly benefitted the company at the expense of plan performance.
The purpose of any such updates would be to increase the effectiveness of tax-favored retirement programs by allowing retirees to retain sufficient retirement savings in these programs for their later years, the IRS says.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is seeking to update its rules and restrictions on the sales of annuities so they better harmonize with the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest.
The limit on deferrals to 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans has been increased by $500.
Responding to a case against Intel 401(k) plan fiduciaries, U.S. attorneys say just because retirement plan participants receive investment disclosures doesn't mean they have actual knowledge that a fiduciary breach occurred.
It’s not just the financial services industry pushing for passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act; chambers of commerce, consumer advocacy groups and major U.S. corporations are also voicing support.
As one source points out, the SEC’s advertising rules have not been substantively amended since 1961, long before social media and the dominance of the Internet—even before fax machines.
Both the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission are revisiting their proxy voting rules, creating an opportunity for greater regulatory alignment.
Retirement plans of all sizes are seeing their recordkeeping fee schedules questioned, especially when those fees are expressed as a percentage of assets.
The order comes after an important appellate ruling in the 9th Circuit endorsing the forced arbitration of ERISA claims, but notably, the lawsuit in question here was filed outside the 9th Circuit.
On their third try, participants in CenturyLink's 401(k) plan get a recommendation that one claim move forward.
In addition to the sizable monetary settlement, the defense has agreed to certain changes in the way it pays for recordkeeping and administrative services—though MIT in the end admits no wrongdoing or further liability.
A magistrate judge found that there are genuine issues of material fact as to whether Columbia acted prudently throughout the class period by not consolidating to a single recordkeeper.
The lawsuit points out Goldman Sachs offered lower-cost investment vehicles to institutional clients that it did not use in its own 401(k) plan.
While parties on both sides of the political spectrum are pushing for passage of the SECURE Act, one Washington insider who helped implement the Pension Protection Act says the odds of passage this year aren’t exactly great.