The fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege rule extends to plan administration between an ERISA trustee and a plan attorney, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Solis v. The Food Employers Labor Relations Association.
The Investment Company Institute (ICI) said plaintiffs’ contentions in Tibble v. Edison International that so-called “retail” mutual funds offered by the plan would not have been offered by a prudent fiduciary disregard the needs of defined contribution plans and important facts about these types of investment options.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP announced Jeffrey P. Crandall is joining the firm in New York as a partner in its Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice.
A federal appellate court has upheld a ruling that the cash balance plan offered by El Paso Corporation does not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
A federal court has advanced claims by investors in State Street stock, including retirement plan participants, relating to its foreign exchange practices.
A California employer group has filed an amicus brief in a case over whether 401(k) plan fiduciaries breached their duties by selecting retail-class mutual funds over institutional-class funds.
A court has found that a defined contribution plan amendment liquidating two investment options was invalid because the sponsor did not follow amendment procedures dictated by the plan.
Fred Reish and Bruce Ashton of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP have co-authored a paper describing how Securian Retirement’s fee disclosure and revenue sharing process can help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary duties.
The Wagner Law Group, specializing in ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and estate planning, has opened a New York office, near the city of Buffalo.
An $8.2 million settlement has been preliminarily approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in the consolidated class action lawsuit against Puerto Rico-based financial services firm, Popular Inc.
In order to meet the firm’s expanding client service needs, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has created a Financial Services ERISA Team.
Castle Rock Innovations (CRI) and Millennium Investment and Retirement Advisors (MIRA) will collaborate to provide turnkey 408(b)(2) fiduciary analytics and consulting services.
ERISA attorney Allison Grimm has joined Pension Planning $olutions, Inc. as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
The Department of Labor’s (DoL) proposal for a new definition of fiduciary was discussed at the PLANSPONSOR National Conference—and a representative from the DoL was present to add his viewpoint.
As the last day of submitting comments to the Department of Labor (DoL) drew to a close, the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) urged the adoption of electronic disclosures.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition to rehear a case alleging Kraft Foods breached its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Jason Jeskey, a former practicing Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) attorney, has joined the Retirement Plan Advisory Group (RPAG) as a Senior Plan Consultant and ERISA Specialist.
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has dismissed a suit alleging John Hancock charged 401(k) plans excessive fees for investment services.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has requested comments on the proposed extension of three information collection requests (ICRs).
The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) and other groups are urging a federal appellate court to rehear a case which found fiduciaries at Kraft Foods may have breached their duties.