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182 ABA Journal Employee Benefits articles.

Lesbian Spouse of Deceased Cozen Partner Sues Firm and Spouse’s Parents Over Benefits

Married in Canada to a Cozen O’Connor partner, the lesbian spouse of Sarah Ellyn Farley filed a counterclaim in federal court in Philadelphia yesterday staking a claim to benefits following…

Get a Plan B: Disability Insurance Needs to Be in Your Insurance Plan

Mack Trucks, Volvo Settle Benefits Case Brought by Retirees for $525M

Mack Trucks and its parent company, Volvo, agreed to pay $525 million to retired employees who challenged the company’s proposed reductions to lifetime health benefits in an Eastern District of…

Scalia Accuses Majority of ‘Blatant Dictum’ in Paving a Second Avenue for ERISA Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court is giving about 25,000 Cigna Corp. employees another chance to force changes in the company’s pension plan.

The Supreme Court opinion (PDF) said the…

NYC Lawyer Who Was Overpaid Pension Due to Computer Error Loses Legal Bid to Keep It

A former lawyer in the New York City Corporation Counsel’s Office isn’t entitled to keep a pension overpayment caused by a computer error, a judge has ruled.

After seven years…

Suit Claims Ropes & Gray Gave Female Partner’s Clients to Younger Male Lawyers

A fired Ropes & Gray partner has filed an age and sex discrimination suit that contends the firm ousted her at age 63 after she complained that her clients were…

Ex-Ice Miller Associate Files ERISA Suit, Says Disability Payments re Motorcycle Accident Botched

A former associate of Ice Miller has filed an ERISA suit against the Indianapolis-based law firm contending that it messed up the long-term disability payments he was supposed to receive…

Law Firm Offers Better, Cheaper Medical Benefits via Self-Insurance Plan

If a lawyer or staff member at Stevens & Lee needs medical care, the law firm has a straightforward plan for covering such costs—it simply pays…

AG of Ill. Sues Over Pension Board’s OK of Benefits to Disgraced Police Commander

After a pension board’s OK last month of a $3,000-a-month pension to a former Chicago police commander accused of playing a leading role in alleged widespread torture of suspects by…

Death of Female Partner Puts Cozen Firm in Center of Same-Sex Marriage Comity Case

The death of a female partner of Cozen O’Connor has put the law firm in the center of a dispute over a cutting-edge same-sex marriage issue—whether a marriage that is…

Children Conceived with Dead Father’s Sperm May Be Entitled to Survivor Benefits, 3rd Circuit Rules

Children conceived by way of in vitro fertilization with their father’s sperm after he had died cannot be denied Social Security survivor benefits simply because the law has failed to…

Ex-Employees Sue Stern’s Foreclosure Law Firm and Related Company Over Hundreds of Layoffs

After laying off hundreds of employees in the last few months, a law firm and related company known for their mortgage foreclosure work on behalf of lenders are now themselves…

Hospital Tries to Nix Power of Attorney After Daughter Seeks More Care for Her Mom

An adult daughter who holds a power of attorney to make medical decisions for her 86-year-old mother says Dolores Bedin, who is suffering from inoperable pancreatic cancer, isn’t strong enough…

Lawyer Sentenced to Anger Course After Elevator Incident with Social Security Judge

A federal magistrate judge found an Oregon disability claims lawyer guilty of disorderly conduct and sentenced him to a year of probation and an anger management course after a three-year…

After 1-Year Wait, Judge Jane Stranch Is Confirmed by Senate for 6th Circuit Seat

After a record-breaking wait of more than one year, a Nashville, Tenn., attorney was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today for a seat on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court…

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