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181 ABA Journal Employee Benefits articles.

Legal Info Can Save Some Cancer Patients

Corrected: A little-known federal law entitles breast and cervical cancer patients under age 65 to Medicare treatment, even if they wouldn’t normally qualify for the federally funded health care program…

80 Law Firms Ask IRS for New Deadline

A coalition of more than 80 law firms is petitioning the Internal Revenue Service to extend by one year a deadline for imposing new regulations on nonqualified deferred compensation under…

Pension Suit Turns on Partner Definition

A “partner” who was denied pension benefits from her former law firm because she was not considered a shareholder will get a chance to prove she is entitled to the…

Are FedEx Drivers Really Contractors?

Are Federal Express drivers independent contractors? That is the potentially very expensive question to be answered by a federal case in South Bend, Ind., where a judge is to hold…

401(k) Class Action Reinstated

A federal appeals court has ruled a former employee who cashed out of his 401(k) plan has standing to sue for mismanagement.

The July 31 ruling (PDF) by…

Judge in $2 M Libel Case Seeks to Retire

A judge who won a $2 million libel verdict against the Boston Herald is now on sick leave and seeking to retire on a disability pension.

Superior Court Judge Ernest…

Scary Parts of Ghostwriting

While hailed by many lawyers, the practice can come back to haunt them

Legal Battle Likely Over New Fat Fines

Once upon a time, American workers at the same company all had the same major medical coverage. No more–and that’s especially true at some companies that are now requiring employees…

Suit Hits Annuity Endorsements

A lawsuit filed last week against the National Education Association claims the group breached its duty to teachers by accepting payments from two financial firms and endorsing their annuities.

The…

Civil Union Law Lacks Clout

Same-sex couples who got hitched under a New Jersey civil-unions law are running into roadblocks that bar them from getting the same benefits as married couples.

A survey by the…

Fired Lawyer’s ERISA Claim Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a claim filed by a former Holland & Knight partner who claims he was improperly fired.

John Weir claims the firm fired him at age…

Sugar Substitute Deal Turns Bitter

The makers of Equal and Splenda are squabbling over a confidential settlement in a false advertising suit.

Equal maker Merisant Co. asked the trial judge to enforce the settlement or…

Suits Target 401(k) Fees

Several major corporations are facing lawsuits claiming they charged hidden, excessive or high fees to employees participating in 401(k) plans.

Among the companies named as defendants are The Boeing Co.,…

Same-Sex Civil Unions Tie Lesser Knot

Same-sex couples who enter into civil unions in New Jersey are finding that the 100-day-old marriage alternative for gays and lesbians doesn’t fully protect their rights in a crisis.

For…

Splenda Agrees to Settlement

How sweet is the settlement reached Friday between the makers of Splenda and Equal?

Lawyers won’t say. They agreed to the deal after jurors announced they had reached a verdict,…

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