Trucker Huss has a large and sophisticated ERISA litigation practice. When litigation is required on behalf of our clients, we provide substantial experience and expertise gained through more than 30 years of active ERISA litigation, including trial and appellate experience.
We also actively aid our clients in avoiding litigation if possible by assisting with the administrative processing of benefit claims and using alternative dispute resolution and other techniques to resolve matters on a pre-litigation basis.
In ERISA litigation matters, we represent:
- Employers and other plan sponsors
- Single employer and multi-employer retirement and health and welfare plans
- Plan fiduciaries (investment and administrative committees and trustees)
- Institutional fiduciaries (banks and trust and mutual fund companies)
- Investment managers and investment consultants to plans
- Third party administrators and other service providers to plans
- Fiduciary liability insurers
We provide our clients with extensive knowledge of the specialized issues raised by ERISA litigation and support our clients on a full range of ERISA litigation matters, including:
- Benefits claims by participants
- Claims for breach of fiduciary duty (such as investment losses, employer stock matters, plan governance and other administration issues, prohibited transactions and ESOP valuation issues)
- Representation of plan fiduciaries in the litigation brought by the DOL.
- Representation of multi-employer welfare administrators in benefit payment and other issues
- Representation of plan service providers against state law malpractice claims
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- Improper Delegation of Authority Could Cost a Plan its Deferential Standard of Review
GISUE MEHDI and MARY E. POWELL, December, 2018 The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) gives participants and beneficiaries the right to have plan benefit denials reviewed in federal court. The court reviews a plan claims administrator’s benefit denial decision as “de novo” (looking at the facts anew and reaching its own decision, with no […]READ MORE
- 2019 Pension Plan Limitation Highlights
SHANNON OLIVER, December, 2018 On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-83, containing the cost-of-living adjustments related to retirement plan limitations under the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). These changes will take effect on January 1, 2019. Below are some of the highlights. Limitations That Have Increased The limitation on the annual […]READ MORE
- IRS Issues Initial Code Section 83(i) Guidance – Mostly Good News
J. MARC FOSSE, December 10, 2018 The IRS has provided initial guidance in Notice 2018-97 (the “Notice”) about certain statutory requirements for private corporations granting options and restricted stock units (RSUs) which they intend to treat as qualified equity grants under section 83(i) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). If an option or RSU […]READ MORE