The Biggest Benefits Rulings Of 2020: Midyear Report

By Emily Brill (June 30, 2020, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court took up a bumper crop of ERISA cases this term, handing down both a major loss and a substantial win to employees looking to sue their employers over retirement plan mismanagement, as well as punting on two other benefits suits.

Here, Law360 discusses these decisions and two district court rulings that address the extent to which the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts state and local benefits laws.

Big Win, Big Loss

Despite a reputation for disliking benefits litigation, the high court has heard arguments in five such cases in the first half of 2020 and will...

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