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ERISA • Employment Law
  • A Life Insurance Fiduciary Breach Case Gets Set for Trial

    Today’s blog post brings us another life insurance case in which an insurer and an employer were alleged to have breached their fiduciary duty to a plan participant and his beneficiary.    That case, Keith v. Metro. Life Ins. Co., et al., Case No. H-15-1030, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37263 (S.D. Tex. March 15, 2017), is now headed to

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  • The Beginning of an Interesting Post-Amara ERISA Case in Louisiana

    This morning, I came across a brief and interesting decision issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana addressing the scope of equitable remedies available to participants in ERISA cases.  In Lauga v. Applied-Cleveland Holdings, Case No. 16-14022 SECTION: "H"(3), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173464 (E.D. La. December 15, 2016), the Court denied a

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  • An Unusual PA State Court Case Addressing ERISA Preemption

    The Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued a non-precedential opinion on Thursday, November 10, 2016, holding that a breach of contract action related to a series of retirement agreements that promised lifetime retiree health care was not subject to ERISA preemption.  Coggins v. Keystone Foods, No. 3814 EDA 2015, 2016 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4104 (Pa. Super. November 10, 2016). 

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