You ARE Your Brother's Keeper - Co-Fiduciary Liability Under ERISA


Plan fiduciaries must not only make sure that their own conduct complies with ERISA’s exacting standards, they also have a duty to monitor the conduct of the plan’s other fiduciaries. The failure to do so can result in personal liability under ERISA’s co-fiduciary duty rules, as demonstrated by Smith v. Stockwell Construction Co. (W.D.N.Y. Dec. 10, 2011).

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