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Category: Benefits Interference

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Issues Significant Decision on ERISA Law and Practice

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Manuel v. Turner Indus. Grp., L.L.C., No. 17-30835, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 4689974 (5th Cir. Oct. 1, 2018), which delves into “the labyrinthine complexities of ERISA law and practice.”  In so doing, the…

ERISA Watch – Achieving a Remand to the Disability Plan Administrator Warrants Attorneys’ Fees under ERISA Section 502(g)

Show me the money!  Halloween is around the corner and this week’s notable decisions are scary, at least to ERISA plan administrators. This past week saw FOUR attorneys’ fee decisions granting fees to the successful disability claimants.  The fee awards…

Benefits Discrimination & Interference Claims

Discrimination on the job can take many forms. While being denied promotions or the proper pay based on age, gender, or ethnicity is generally the first thing that comes to mind, there is another, more subtle form of discrimination employers…

ERISA Watch – Kantor & Kantor wins motion in severance benefit class action lawsuit

This week’s notable ERISA decision comes from the Kantor & Kantor LLP private collection.  Our case, Carlson v. Northrop Grumman Corp., No. 13-cv- 2635, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89083 (N.D. Ill. July 11, 2016), involves a putative class of former employees…

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