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Category: ERISA

Your ERISA Watch – Ninth Circuit Holds that Hawaii Statutes Restricting Insurers’ Subrogation Recovery Rights Are Saved from ERISA Preemption

This week’s notable decision is Rudel v. Hawai’i Management Alliance Association, No. 17-17395, __F.3d__, 2019 WL 4302895 (9th Cir. Sept. 11, 2019), where the Ninth Circuit made three significant determinations with respect to ERISA preemption of state laws regulating insurance. …

Happy 5th Birthday to ERISA Watch!

Today marks the five-year anniversary from the very first ERISA Watch newsletter that I sent out on August 29, 2014.  If you’ve been a subscriber since the beginning, you have received over 250 ERISA Watch case summary emails from me…

Your ERISA Watch – Ninth Circuit Holds that ERISA Claims Can be Subject to Mandatory Individual Arbitration

This week’s notable decision is Dorman v. Charles Schwab Corp., No. 18-15281, __F.3d__, 2019 WL 3926990 (9th Cir. Aug. 20, 2019), where the court addressed the question of whether ERISA claims can be subject to mandatory arbitration.  In short, the…

Your ERISA Watch – Court Rules that Suit Over Employee Stock Deal Led by Now-Felon Is Not Barred by Statute of Limitations

This week’s notable decision is a short and sweet statute of limitations decision in Foster v. Adams & Assocs., Inc., No. 18-CV-02723-JSC, __F.Supp.3d__, 2019 WL 943846 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2019).  Plaintiffs are participants and beneficiaries of the Adams and…

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