The first step retirement plan advisers should take to avoid lawsuits is to educate plan sponsors on their role as a fiduciary and their need for insurance, according to Attila Toth, Principal, Portfolio Evaluations.
Deidre A. Grossman, an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigator, has joined the Littler Mendelson, P.C. law firm as a shareholder in its New York office.
The SPARK Institute has published the final version of its Best Practices for ERISA-covered 403(b) plans that must file a full Form 5500.
A federal judge in Indiana has given final approval to a $7-million settlement of a stock drop class action case against Guidant Corp.
The owner of a Pasadena, California, spa and salon has been charged with embezzling more than $26,000 withheld from employee paychecks for a 401(k) profit-sharing plan.
A federal appellate court has cleared Solvay Chemicals Inc. of wrongdoing in its cash balance plan conversion, but sent a narrowly drawn notice issue back to a lower court for further hearings.
General Growth Properties, the second-largest U.S. Mall owner, in the process of emerging from bankruptcy, has agreed to a $5.75-million settlement of a 401(k) stock-drop case.
Merrill Lynch’s WealthBuilder Plan did not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because it was a top-hat plan, a federal judge ruled in throwing out a proposed class-action lawsuit by three financial advisers against the company.
A federal court in Illinois ruled that participants of the Antioch Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan are not barred from moving forward with their claim that company fiduciaries and GreatBanc Trust Co. breached their duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Pfizer Inc. did not breach its Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) responsibilities by giving an employee incorrect information about stock options granted under a non-ERISA plan, a federal appellate court ruled.
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration is issuing a proposed rule that would supersede the existing procedure governing the filing and processing of applications for administrative exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The SPARK Institute has released for public comment draft Best Practices for ERISA-covered 403(b) plans that must file a full Form 5500.
An Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law firm and an insurer have teamed up to prepare a guide about ERISA’s fiduciary liability provisions and how fiduciary insurance can help mitigate potential liability.
A federal judge in Georgia has cleared Home Depot of wrongdoing in a stock drop lawsuit.
Workplace law firm Jackson Lewis has opened its 46th office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Portland, Oregon-based law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has added Wally Miller as a shareholder as part of an expansion of its practice in employment law.
The trustee of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) acted in good faith when it determined the fair market value of company stock, so it did not violate prohibited transaction rules, a judge has determined.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday set a new standard for litigants suing under Section 502(g)(1) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to be awarded attorneys’ fees.
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis filed an amicus curiae brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the remedy of awarding plan participants a “surcharge” to recover monetary damages for fiduciary breaches.