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Employee Benefits

182 ABA Journal Employee Benefits articles.

Suit Blames Pryor Cashman for Failing to Prevent $42M Fund Embezzlement

A lawsuit blames the New York-based law firm Pryor Cashman for failing to provide legal advice that may have prevented the embezzlement of $42 million from union benefit funds by…

7th Circuit Allows Fix of In-House Lawyer’s $1.67B Mistake

A former in-house lawyer who tried to make pension plan language more readable made a costly mistake that could have cost Verizon $1.67 billion.

But thanks to a federal appeals…

Retired Wachtell Partner’s Prenup Precludes Share in 7-Figure Income for ‘Playmate’ Ex-Wife

A retired litigation partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz can keep the lion’s share of his income and assets after a brief marriage to a former Brazilian model he…

Library Clerk Fired for Refusing to Disclose Her Weight and Height

An employee of an Iowa library has been fired for refusing to disclose her weight and height for inclusion on a city-issued identification card.

Lisa Bonifas, a 37-year-old circulation clerk…

US Labor Dept. Files ERISA Suit Against Eichholz Law Firm and Ex-CEO

The U.S. Department of Labor sued a Georgia personal injury firm and its former chief executive officer this week, contending that they improperly transferred, lent or used retirement plan assets…

IRS Rulings Encourage Possible New Retirement Benefit for Workers

Rulings by the Internal Revenue Service have opened the door wider to a possible new benefit for a number of workers.

If employers are willing, they can agree to funnel…

Law Firms Hire Physicians to Help Defend Medical Billing Cases

It isn’t just plaintiffs lawyers who are looking to hire professionals with medical expertise to help point the way toward high-value tort claims.

A number of well-known law firms have…

Anonymous Speech Case Among Supreme Court’s Final Four Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the right to anonymous speech in one of four cases that will be argued this week in the term’s final days of argument.

The…

Jones Day Practice Head Joins Winston; Other Lawyers Likely to Follow

The head of the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group at Jones Day has moved to the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn, where he expects other lawyers…

St. Louis Shooter Was Involved in Legal Dispute with His Employer

The St. Louis gunman who shot and killed three people before killing himself yesterday at the plant where he worked was involved in a legal dispute with his employer.

Timothy…

Law Firm Informant Points Finger at Lawyer for Other Lawyers in Pension Cases

A lawyer representing other lawyers in an ongoing probe of New York pensions being paid to attorneys who alleged did government legal work as private practitioners while being reported as…

4-Partner McDermott Benefits Team Joins Proskauer

Four employment benefits partners from McDermott Will & Emery have moved to the Washington, D.C., office of Proskauer Rose, where they started work today.

Although the move required three of…

Airline’s Sham Divorce Case Over Pilot Pension Payments Doesn’t Fly

Nine Continental Airlines pilots apparently thought they had found a wily way to get around benefits rules when they divorced their wives, which allowed the women to collect pension money…

Ex-Judge’s Disability Pension Related to Winning $2.1M Libel Suit Is Rejected

A divided state retirement board voted 3-2 today to reject a former Massachusetts judge’s request for a disability pension because of diagnosed post-traumatic stress that he says is related to…

$500M Gov’t Settlement Could Aid 200K Social Security-Eligible Individuals

A federal judge in San Francisco gave preliminary approval today to a plan by the Social Security Administration to pay $500 million to settle a class action brought on behalf…

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