Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler

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Pruitt v. Burwell Ruling Unlikely to have Major Impact on Employers in Near Term

AffOn Tuesday, September 30, federal Judge Ronald White of the Eastern District of Oklahoma ruled in Pruitt v. Burwell that the plain text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) does not allow for the...more

10/2/2014 - Affordable Care Act Halbig v Burwell Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Individual Mandate King v Burwell Popular Pruitt v. Burwell

Eighth Circuit Decisions Reminds Employers Of Importance Of Granting ERISA Plan Administrators Discretion To Interpret Plan Terms

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit released an opinion which highlights the importance of ensuring ERISA plan documents grant plan administrators the discretion to construe and interpret the...more

5/15/2014 - Appeals Beneficiaries Beneficiary Designations Contract Interpretation Corporate Counsel ERISA Life Insurance MetLife Plan Administrators

Despite Upholding A $13.4 Million Judgment Against Plan Fiduciaries, The Eighth Circuit Gives Plan Sponsors A Lot To Like In...

On March 19, 2014, a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued its decision in Tussey v. ABB, Inc., No. 12-2056 (8th Cir. Mar. 19, 2014). The case came to the Eighth Circuit on an...more

3/24/2014 - 401k Breach of Contract Damages Fiduciary Duty Plan Administrators Retirement Plan Standard of Review Vacated

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