Ex-Wells Fargo Worker Says Cos. Can't Limit ERISA Venues

Law360 (November 4, 2020, 11:12 PM EST) -- A former Wells Fargo employee who had her proposed class action accusing the bank of mismanaging its $40 billion retirement plan booted from California to Minnesota asked the Ninth Circuit to rule that employers can't dictate where workers file ERISA suits.

In a Monday filing supporting her September petition for a writ of mandamus, Yvonne Becker said Congress intended to give plaintiffs three venue options for lawsuits if they felt their rights were violated under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: where the "plan is administered," where the defendant is located and where the alleged violation took place....

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