Ex-BofA Worker Sues Bank Over 'Deficient' COBRA Forms

Law360 (November 24, 2020, 4:04 PM EST) -- A former Bank of America employee hit the banking behemoth Tuesday with a proposed class action in Florida federal court, alleging the bank provided him and other employees with noncompliant, "confusing and piecemeal" COBRA notices in an effort to save money, willfully violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Bank of America "chose not to use the model form — presumably to save BOA money by pushing terminated employees away from electing COBRA," former Bank of America employee Jim Gaffney alleges in his complaint.

Gaffney says that the "deficient COBRA notices at issue in this lawsuit both confused and misled" him...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!