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Trump Administration Looking at Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors for Retirement Investments
Tussey v. ABB Closes with $55 Million Settlement; Complex Case Changed Views of Fees, Fiduciary Duty
FINRA's Variable Annuity Enforcement Efforts in 2018 (PDF)
[Opinion] It's Too Easy to Conceal 401(k) Fees -- We Need 408(b)-2 Reform
DOL 2018 Enforcement Stats Send Wake-up Call for Complacent Fiduciaries
Lifetime Income Solutions as a QDIA: Focus on Decumulation and Rollovers (PDF)
Evaluating the DOL Regs and Guidance on ERISA Bonding Requirements and Exploring Reform Considerations (PDF)
New Jersey Proposes Fiduciary Regulation
Participant Loan Leakage: Protecting Participant Accounts and Reducing Fiduciary Risks (PDF)
[Opinion] The Cost-Efficiency Standard: Streamlining the ERISA 401(k)/403(b) Litigation Process
[Guidance Overview] Updated Chart: State Fiduciary and Best Interest Developments
ERISA Risk Management and the Forensic ERISA Attorney
Failure of ESOP Fiduciaries to Stop Company Officers from Making Affirmative Misrepresentations Impacting Stock Price Did Not Breach ERISA Duties
CIGNA Cash Balance Participants Say Company Is Not Following Court Orders
Parties Propose $23.65 Million Settlement in Anthem 401(k) Excessive Fee Lawsuit
[Guidance Overview] The DOL's Temporary Enforcement Policy: Potential Traps for the Unwary
[Opinion] Amicus Brief of Employer Organizations Supporting Supreme Court Review of Second Circuit Stock Drop Case
Are Your Target Date Funds Missing the Mark?
Liability Issues Unique to Welfare Plans (PDF)
Plaintiffs in Chevron Case Ask Supreme Court to Review ERISA Pleading Standards
Fidelity Faces Another Lawsuit Alleging 'Pay-to-Play'
Benefit Claims: Alternatives to Litigation (PDF)
Engagement Letters for Employee Benefits Attorneys (PDF)
Defined Contribution Plan Fee and Investment Litigation (PDF)
How Secure Is a Securitization's 'Debt' Classification for ERISA Purposes?
Pay to Play Lawsuits: Issues for Plan Sponsors
[Official Guidance] Massachusetts Division of Securities: Request for Comments on Proposed Amendments to Investment Adviser Disclosure Regs
Second Circuit Throws Potential Lifeline to Plaintiffs in ERISA Stock-Drop Lawsuits (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Not Quite Gone, Far from Forgotten: The Current Status of the DOL Fiduciary Rule
Maryland Fiduciary Bill Fades Away
Tenth Circuit Finds Service Provider Managing Stable-Value Fund Was Not a Functional Fiduciary Under ERISA
Fiduciary Duty Issues with Alternative Investments and Outsourcing (PDF)
Fiduciary Litigation Update (PDF)
Court Orders Additional Briefs in George Washington University ERISA Suit
Review of 2018 ERISA Enforcement Actions by EBSA
Benefit Plan Class Action Payouts by Large Corporations Top $6 Billion
Putnam Investments Reply Brief on Petition for Writ of Certiorari (PDF)
401(k) Investment Advice: Pros and Cons of Three Basic Forms
DC Participants Sue Boeing in Stock-Drop Case Following 737 Max Crashes
Oracle Granted Partial Summary Judgment in 401(k) Fees and Investment Options Case
The Emerging Best Interest and Fiduciary Duty Patchwork (PDF)
How 401(k) Plan Sponsors Can Mitigate Fiduciary Liability Associated with Target Date Funds
Top 401(k) Advisors Can Help Lower Plan Investment Fees
Ethics for Employee Benefits Lawyers (PDF)
Oracle Granted Partial Summary Judgment in 401(k) Fees/Investment Option Case
Why 401(k)/403(b) Lawsuits Are Far from Over -- and How to Prevent Them
Tenth Circuit Upholds Great-West Stable Value Win in ERISA Case
What ERISA Practitioners Need to Know About Accounting for Benefit Plans (PDF)
Attorney-Client Privilege in the Employee Benefit Plan Context
Nevada, Maryland Proposals for Fiduciary Standards Meet Opposition
Managed Retirement Accounts: The Value of Advisors and Consultants
Schlichter Law Firm Wins $55 Million Settlement in 401(k) Fee Suit
Make Sure Your Retirement Plan's Investment Policy Statement Isn't a Fiduciary Landmine
Tenth Circuit Opinion: Great-West Was Not Acting as a Fiduciary When Setting Interest Rate Paid by Key Guaranteed Portfolio Fund (PDF)
Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Disney Prudence Complaint, Applies Dudenhoeffer Standard
Supreme Court May Hear Case on ERISA Participants' Standing to Sue
Emerging Trends in 401(k) and 403(b) Fund Menus
SEC No-Action Letter Offers Guidance for Processing Rollover Checks
Fourth Circuit Permits Common Fund Award in Addition to ERISA Attorney's Fees
Target Date Funds May Increase 401(k) Plan Sponsors' Fiduciary Liability
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