By Braden Campbell (April 2, 2018, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Employee benefits lawyers are keeping a close eye on a handful of battles over retirement plan management that are winding their way through the appeals courts.
Some circuits are set to address the standards for alleging fiduciaries mishandled workers' retirement funds, and the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take up a case that could clarify how the burden of proof can shift in lawsuits accusing plan fiduciaries of causing a loss.
Here, Law360 looks at the cases that could shape how courts analyze Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims.
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