Benefits Litigation Update – Summer 2017

Summer 2017

A Publication from Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee

Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) are pleased to release the current issue of the Benefits Litigation Update (“Update”). The Update is a publication which includes the following primary components:

  1. Featured Article addresses trends or topics currently being discussed in the benefits community which (i) explain why the topic is important, (ii) explain the impact of the topic on the reader, and (iii) propose some action that should be considered in response;
  2. Summary of Pending Litigation involving important benefits topics;
  3. Noteworthy Developments and Recent Decisions addressing current issues that may impact employer plans; and
  4. Select Case Summaries involving noteworthy decisions in benefits litigation.

ERIC will hold a conference call discussing cases addressed in this issue on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm EDT.

ERIC members and trial members can register for the call by clicking here. If you are a prospective member and would like to participate in the call, please contact ERIC at (202) 789-1400 or by email at [email protected].

- FEATURED ARTICLE -

The Importance and Difficulty of Controlling Venue in ERISA Litigation

- NOTEWORTHY PENDING CASES -

What’s With GICs? – Is Any Plan Investment Reasonable?

- NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS -

Third Time is the Charm: Fourth Circuit Finally Finds in Favor of 401(k) Plans’ Fiduciaries

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: the Parameters of the Church Plan Exemption under ERISA

- NOTEWORTHY RECENT DECISIONS -

Rhea v. Allen Ritchey, Inc. Welfare Benefit Plan: Is an SPD Enough to Enforce Subrogation After a Medical Liability Settlement?

Hannan v. Hartford: Support for Plan Service Providers and Sponsors in Setting Plan Costs

UPDATE Biologics and Biosimilars: Amgen v. Sandoz

Read the full Update here.