No Special Treatment For "Top Hat" ERISA Plans In The Ninth Circuit


In Sznewajs v. U.S. Bancorp Amended and Restated Supplemental Benefits Plan, ___ F.3d ___, 2009 WL 2004452 (9th Cir. July 13, 2009), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed, for the first time, whether the standard of review analysis for “top hat” ERISA plans is the same as for other ERISA plans.

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