Handbook on ERISA Litigation

Handbook on ERISA Litigation

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Handbook on ERISA Litigation cuts through complicated statutory provisions and tells you which ERISA claims are recognized by which courts and how to litigate them. Helpful litigation checklists and forms are provided on key aspects of ERISA litigation as well as hundreds of citations to leading federal and state cases. Every major claim area under ERISA is covered: Fiduciary liability Violation of ERISA reporting and notification requirements ERISA discrimination claims and related statutory claims Plan termination claims Overfunded and underfunded plans Tax litigation Claims by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) The Handbook helps you to counsel clients more knowledgeably and to litigate ERISA disputes more effectively by identifying the issues, presenting litigation strategies, and reducing the time needed to prepare pleadings and briefs. In one, easy-to-read volume, you'll find expert analysis of: The structure and scope of ERISA, so you can easily determine whether and in what fashion ERISA is relevant to the resolution of a dispute Exceptions to ERISA and preemption issues, keeping you fully apprised of the extent to which ERISA can be used by or against you, particularly with respect to preemption laws The procedural rules of the road, providing you with practical insights into jurisdictional, venue, standing, discovery, and evidentiary issues, and how these may affect the outcome of your cases Handbook on ERISA Litigation has been updated to include: The U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen addressing important issues regarding (1) the supremacy of ERISA plan terms over unjust enrichment or other equitable principles and (2) the common fund rule providing a default rule where a plan is silent on the allocation of attorneys' fees when the plan seeks reimbursement of amounts paid to a participant from a third-party tortfeasor Updated case surveys by circuit Cases addressing the teachings of CIGNA Corp. v. Amara (U.S. 2011) with respect to forms of available relief under ERISA Developments in preemption analysis as applied to a variety of state laws and claims Continuing developments that address claims of fiduciary breach in connection with employer qstock dropq and 401(k) plan fee and qrevenue-sharingq claimsCrysler, 66 F.3d 944 (8th Cir. 1995); Oa#39;Shea v. First Manhattan Co. Thrift Plan aamp; Trust, 55 F.3d 109 (2d Cir. 1995); Phoenix Mut. Life Ins. Co. v. Adams, 30 F.3d 554 (4th Cir. 1994); Connecticut General Life Ins. Co. v. Thomas, 910 F. Supp.

Title:Handbook on ERISA Litigation
Author:James F. Jorden, Waldemar J. Pflepsen, Stephen H. Goldberg
Publisher:Aspen Publishers Online - 2006-12


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