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Your ERISA Watch – Second Circuit Holds Employer to Promise of Lifetime Retiree Medical Benefits

I’m glad to be able to report some good news in the post-Tackett world of retiree medical.  In this week’s notable decision, Kelly v. Honeywell Int’l, Inc., No. 17-2075, __F.3d__, 2019 WL 3673139 (2d Cir. Aug. 7, 2019), the Second…

Your ERISA Watch – Dudenhoeffer Does Not Defeat Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Related to ESOP Purchase of Inflated Company Stock

What do you do if you’re a milling and animal feed manufacturer saddled in scandal because you produced horse and cattle feed containing a fatal amount of monensin?  Apparently, you sell your stock to an ESOP at an overly inflated…

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Finds Limitations Period for Miscalculation Claim Began to Accrue Upon Notice of Benefit Calculation

Today’s notable decision is from the Fifth Circuit in Faciane v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, No. 18-30918, __F.3d__, 2019 WL 3334654 (5th Cir. July 25, 2019), where the court addresses the accrual of a limitations period applicable to…

Your ERISA Watch – Fourth Circuit Revives Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Plan Administrator Related to Life Insurance Coverage

We are pleased to issue a mid-week report on a notable decision that just issued from one of our firm’s cases, Dawson-Murdock v. National Counseling Group, Inc., et al., _F.3d_, 2019 WL 3308535 (4th Cir. 2019).  Today’s decision from the Fourth…

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