Recorded July 25, 2017
Leveraging Standing, Statute of Limitations, Exhaustion and Mandatory Arbitration to Defeat Claims; Proactive Methods to Prevent Claims
Class suits against pension plan fiduciaries and companies alleging breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA are on the upswing since the U.S. Supreme Courtís 2015 Tibble v. Edison Intíl ruling. Allegations range from failure to consider lower cost products, to excessive fees, to using inappropriate benchmarks to give the appearance that investment options were competitively selected. Plaintiffs in these cases seek millions of dollars in damages.
The our panel of employee benefits attorneys will review these and other key issues:
- What are the latest trends regarding ERISA breach of fiduciary duty class action lawsuits?
- How are courts addressing ERISA class action lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duties?
- What strategies have proven effective for counsel for defending ERISA class claims at certification and trial?
- How can plan fiduciaries and companies proactively minimize the risk of being a target of an ERISA breach of fiduciary duty action?
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