Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

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Court Holds That ERISA Plaintiff Cannot Claim Equitable Remedies When the Plaintiff Has Adequate Remedies to Recover Plan...

A federal court has ruled that, although a recent U. S. Supreme Court decision expanded the kinds of equitable remedies available to a plaintiff under ERISA § 502(a)(3), those remedies are still unavailable when the ERISA...more

2/20/2014 - Aetna CIGNA Employee Benefits Equitable Relief ERISA SCOTUS

The Devil Is In Those Details: Supreme Court Holds That the Clock for the Appeal of an ERISA Decision Began Running Sooner Than...

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the plaintiffs, a group of union-affiliated employee benefit funds (the Funds), waited too late to give notice of their appeal from the trial court’s judgment on the merits of their case...more

1/29/2014 - ERISA Ray Haluch Gravel v International Union of Operating Engineers SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Unions

Court’s Award of $3.8 Million Raises Questions About the Scope of ERISA Remedies

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed an unusually large award of $3.8 million in a case involving the denial of long-term disability benefits. In Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No....more

1/23/2014 - Denial of Benefits Disability Benefits Disability Insurance Disgorgement ERISA Fiduciary Liability Plan Administrators

Court Holds That Plan Sponsor’s SEC Filings Were Incorporated By Reference Into Retirement Plan’s Summary Plan Description and...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that an ERISA-regulated employee stock-ownership retirement plan’s incorporation by reference of the plan sponsor’s statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission...more

10/29/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Fiduciary Duty Incorporation by Reference Retirement Plan SEC Stock Options Summary Plan Description

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