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[Guidance Overview] Plan Distribution and Rollover Guidance After Chamber of Commerce v. DOL -- An Analysis of the Deseret Letter
Excessive Fee Suit Defendants Now Seek Sanctions Against Schlichter
Best Interest and Best Practices: Improving Retirement Outcomes, Part 2
Employers Beware: Plan Participants May File Another Lawsuit After Settling a Prior Claim
[Guidance Overview] Recommending Rollovers in the Evolving Regulatory Environment, Part 2
Fiduciary Conduct and Your Reputation: What's Trust Worth as an Investment Steward? (PDF)
California Case on Misclassification of Employees May Lead to Fiduciary Breach Claims
Court Certifies Class of Emory University Retirement Plan Participants
Frontier Communications 401(k) Plan Participant Sues Over Verizon Stock Fund
Plan Fiduciaries Should Be Aware of Public and Private Social Media Activities
NYU Wins ERISA Challenge: Thoughts for Plan Fiduciaries
Fiduciary Best Practices Helped NYU Win ERISA Class Action (PDF)
Best Interest and Best Practices: Improving Retirement Outcomes, Part 1
Testing of SEC Adviser Relationship Summary Form Yields Troubling Results
[Guidance Overview] Understanding the Unwinding of DOL's Fiduciary Rule (PDF)
Prudent Practices for Assessing Bundled Services in This Era of 401(k) Plan Fee Litigation
[Opinion] Why Phyllis Borzi Is Pessimistic About the Future of a Fiduciary Standard
[Opinion] What Will the Fiduciary Standard Look Like in Five Years?
Understanding Fiduciary Roles: 3(21) vs. 3(38)
Retention Practices: Fiduciary Records Are (Almost) Forever
Text of Fifth Circuit Opinion Affirming Dismissal of Whole Foods Stock Drop Case (PDF)
The SEC's 'Best Interest' Proposal: A Step Forward, or a Setback?
[Opinion] Inequitable and Inconsistent Interpretations of ERISA's 'Actual Knowledge' Standard
[Opinion] Merrill Lynch Can't Restore the Bad Old Days of Conflicts
No Quick Exit on 401(k) Class Action Alleging Imprudent Proprietary Fund Offerings
Common Misconceptions of Retirement Plan Sponsors
Merrill Lynch to Resume Charging Commissions on Retirement Accounts
Facebook Messages Between Plan Participants Subject to Discovery
Understanding the Causes of 401(k) Litigation and How to Avoid a Lawsuit (PDF)
[Opinion] ERISA Section 404(c) Is Not Working
Self-Directed Brokerage Windows in 401(k) Plans: Do Fiduciaries Have to Look Inside?
DOL Fiduciary Rule Post-Mortem: How Long Will the Taste Linger?
Duke University Case Reshuffles Human Resources Priorities
Claims in T. Rowe Price Self-Dealing Suit Survive Motions to Dismiss
T. Rowe Price Loses Bid to Dismiss Fiduciary Breach Case
Governance Checklist for Today's Fiduciaries
Shares of Former Parent Company Were No Longer 'Employer Securities' for ERISA Purposes After Spinoff
SEC Announces Additional Investor Roundtable in Baltimore for Main Street Investors to 'Tell Us' About Their Investor Experience
Delta Pilots Lose Pension Appeal Against PBGC
The DOL and ESOP Trustees: There's No Love Lost
[Opinion] It's Time for Financial Advice Industry and Regulators to 'Pick a Lane'
Bank Not Required to Disgorge Alleged Profits from Improperly Commingling DC and DB Plan Funds
Voya Again Wins Dismissal of Stable Value ERISA Lawsuit
SEC Takes Stance on Advisor Conduct
[Opinion] Fundamental Unfairness: Defined Contribution Plans and the Courts
Eleventh Circuit: ESOP's Failure to Honor Plan Diversification Election Was Arbitrary and Capricious
[Opinion] Testimony of American Academy of Actuaries to ERISA Advisory Council on Lifetime Income Solutions as a QDIA (PDF)
Analyzing the Duty of Loyalty in Stock Drop Cases
The DOL's 'Plan Investment Conflicts Project' Is Showing Up in Its Plan Audits
Ninth Circuit: ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Is Not Subject to Mandatory Arbitration Clause in an Employment Contract
[Opinion] Morningstar to SEC: Reg BI Must Include Rollovers
Seven Things a Professional Fiduciary Must Never Do
Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ERISA Stock Drop Action
Advisers Are Still Fiduciaries Under the Five-Part Test (PDF)
Eighth Circuit Sets High Bar for Labeling Retirement Plan Investments 'Imprudent' (PDF)
[Opinion] SPARK Comment Letter to SEC on Proposed Regulation Best Interest, Form CRS Relationship Summary, and Interpretation Regarding Standards of Conduct for Investment Advisers (PDF)
Posse of Top Cops from 17 States Dresses Down SEC, Cites 'Egregious' Deficiencies in Proposed Son of DOL Rule
Victory for NYU After First Trial in the 401(k) Fee Cases Filed Against Colleges and Universities
SEC Best Interest Proposals: What Do They Mean for Investment Advisors? (PDF)
 
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