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 New Developments >>> revised 2016.Mar.07 Updates? contact Mark Poerio @ LinkedIn.   >>> Executive Compensation Alerts here.

2015.07.27  Unknown Amount of ERISA Pension Liability Does Not Save Asset Purchaser (7th Cir.)
Notice of a seller’s ERISA liability is the threshold condition for applying the federal common law of successor liability to an asset purchaser. In the world of multiemployer (union) pension plans, ”
[t]he precise amount of withdrawal liability is not ascertainable pre-acquisition if, as here, the employer is found to have withdrawn after it has sold its assets.”  That quote comes from a 7th Circuit holding that for equitable, policy-based reasons . . .  continued at ERISA Title IV Liability.

2015.07.17  Severance Policy Established ERISA Plan – 2nd Circuit Delineates Test; Reinstates Claims
Applying a three-part test, the Second Circuit held in Okun v Montefiore Medical Center that an ERISA-governed severance plan arose from a policy that represented "a multi-decade commitment to provide severance benefits to a broad class of employees under a variety of circumstances and requires an individualize review whenever certain covered employees are terminated." The 2nd Circuit's decision should remind employers about the two-edged cut of ERISA in that . . .  continued at Severance Litigation.

Other Notable Updates:

2013.Dec.26  HIPAA Settlement Agreement - see HIPAA Litigation.

  Employer "Stock Drop" Litigation - Supreme Court to Address: see Stock Drop Litigation; see also Stock Drop Litigation Results (for Judgments and Settlements).

2013.Nov.20  Coverage for Defense Costs during DOL Investigations? See Fiduciary Defense and Indemnification.

2013.Nov.01  IRS COLA $$$for 2014: see Plan Limits.

2013.July.6  COBRA Procedural System Insights . . . for less than $1.85 Million: see COBRA Litigation.

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