Judge Recommends Sacking Ex-NFL Player's ERISA Suit

Law360 (September 5, 2019, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge Thursday recommended spiking a former National Football League safety's lawsuit against the NFL players' union, saying he found no credence to allegations that players weren’t properly informed about their retirement benefits.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger wrote in his report and recommendation that he found no evidence that The Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan’s supervisory board and its six members breached their fiduciary duties to plan participants under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by allegedly failing to disclose enough information about how players could receive disability retirement benefits.

He suggested that U.S. District...

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