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3 Key Questions For ERISA Lawyers After Epic Systems

Law360 (May 30, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court cemented employers' ability to require workers to sign away their rights to pursue class actions in last week's Epic Systems decision, but it also underscored open questions benefits attorneys have about class waivers and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — issues the Ninth Circuit is now grappling with in a high-profile ERISA suit against the University of Southern California.

The high court’s 5-4 decision on May 21 made it clear that employers could legally bar workers from banding together to sue. But what that proclamation means for fiduciary breach claims under ERISA, where individual workers can...

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