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Sixth Circuit Finds ERISA Section 502(a)(2) Claims Not Subject to Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement

Sixth Circuit Finds ERISA Section 502(a)(2) Claims Not Subject to Arbitration Provision in Employment Agreement

In Hawkins v. Cintas Corp., No. 21-3156, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 1236954 (6th Cir. Apr. 27, 2022), a case involving issues of first impression for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals,…

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High Court Reaffirms ERISA Plan Fiduciary Duty to Monitor Plan Options and Remove Imprudent Ones

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Hughes v. Nw. Univ., No. 19-1401, __S.Ct.__, 2022 WL 199351 (U.S. Jan. 24, 2022), with the opinion for the unanimous Court delivered by Justice Sotomayor…

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Seventh Circuit Holds ERISA Claims Are Arbitrable but Arbitration Provision Forbidding Plan-Wide Relief Is Unenforceable

In Smith v. Bd. of Directors of Triad Mfg., Inc., No. 20-2708, __F.4th__, 2021 WL 4129456 (7th Cir. Sept. 10, 2021), Plaintiff-Appellee James Smith sued the fiduciaries of the Triad’s…

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Second Circuit Revives Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in Class Action Against New York University Retirement Plans

Sacerdote v. New York Univ., No. 18-2707-CV, __F.4th__, 2021 WL 3610355 (2d Cir. Aug. 16, 2021) involves a class action brought by participants in retirement plans administered by New York University…

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Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Putative Class Action Against American Airlines for Allegedly Imprudent 401(k) Plan Investment Options

In Ortiz v. Am. Airlines, Inc., No. 20-10817, __F.4th__, 2021 WL 3030550 (5th Cir. July 19, 2021), Plaintiffs-Appellants Salvadora Ortiz and Thomas Scott sued Defendants-Appellees American Airlines, Inc. (“AA”); American…

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Tenth Circuit Affirms District Court’s Damages Calculation in 401(k) Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided Ramos v. Banner Health, et al., No. 20-1231, __F.3d__, 2021 WL 2387909 (10th Cir. June 11, 2021). This case involves a class…

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