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Benefits Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on employee benefits and executive compensation law. Coverage includes benefits-related litigation — including Employee Retirement Income Security Act suits and tax and compliance issues over executive compensation — as well as legislative and regulatory activity.



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Latest News in Benefits

  • September 21, 2018

    High Court Case On ERISA Burden Ends In Settlement

    A U.S. Supreme Court case that could have resolved a circuit split over where the burden of proof falls in Employee Retirement Income Security Act fiduciary-breach cases ended Thursday, with the high court tossing a suit between Alerus Financial NA and an employee stock-ownership program after the parties settled.

  • September 21, 2018

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The last week has seen a London no dealing desk sue Merrill Lynch for breach of fiduciary duty, more competition claims against Visa and MasterCard and a German shipper bring a suit against Axa and other insurers.

  • September 21, 2018

    Employer, Insurer Can't Exit Ex-Worker's Trans Son's ACA Suit

    A Minnesota federal judge has refused to let HealthPartners Inc. and Essentia Health escape claims from the transgender son of a former Essentia nurse practitioner over a health plan he alleged excluded gender transition-related health services, but let the companies out of the mother’s claim.

  • September 21, 2018

    Health Care Network Wants Religious Exemption Suit Canned

    OSF HealthCare System urged an Illinois federal judge to toss a proposed class action accusing it of failing to properly fund its retirement plans while wrongly claiming a religious exemption in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, arguing that the participants bringing the suit didn’t “meaningfully address” a relevant Tenth Circuit ruling.

  • September 21, 2018

    Chancery Judge Says Goldman Settlement Makes No Sense

    A Delaware Chancery Court judge expressed confusion Friday over the nature of a settlement proposed among a shareholder of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the company's directors, saying the deal didn't make sense and didn't offer a balanced result because the board members weren't giving up the stock awards at the center of the excessive compensation complaint.

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