All posts by Thomas E. Clark, Jr.

Tom is Of Counsel with The Wagner Law Group, a law firm specializing in ERISA & Employee Benefits. He leads the firm’s St. Louis office. Tom’s expertise encompasses all aspects of employee benefits programs, including the design, implementation and compliance of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive and incentive compensation arrangements. He also has a robust practice assisting covered service providers in meeting their ERISA compliance needs. Earlier in his career, Tom worked for the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton including on such landmark cases as Tibble v. Edison, which was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court last year. He also teaches ERISA Fiduciary Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, his alma mater. Tom is also a co-author of the forthcoming Second Edition of ERISA: Principles of Employee Benefits Law, the only treatise of its kind that provides an overview of the regulation of employee benefit plans by highlighting the central principles and competing policies of employee benefits law in a compact and accessible format for a broad audience of readers.

The ERISA Litigation Index

For the ERISA fiduciary, there are three primary sources that inform the duties that must be followed:

(1) the ERISA statute as passed and amended by Congress and the President
(2) regulations and other guidance as written by the Department of Labor, and
(3) the written decisions of federal judges.

FRA/PlanTools is proud to announce the ERISA Litigation Index , a resource that will keep interested readers better informed about ERISA cases in federal court. The ERISA Litigation Index will list for each case (1) basic case information such as the name of the district court, the case number, and the names of the judges, (2) the basic issues being litigated, (3) the lawyers involved, (4) a copy of
the latest operative complaint and significant motions and orders, and (5) selected commentary about the cases.

Most importantly, we have the capability to track the docket for each case (the list of all documents filed by the attorneys and judges) and whenever an important court order or motion is filed, you will hear about it first from us.

Given my previous history as an attorney litigating ERISA claims on behalf of plan participants, FRA/PlanTools is uniquely qualified to provide this important service to the industry. The following cases are being tracked and updated:

(1) Tussey v. ABB, Inc.

(2)  Krueger v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

(3) Nolte v. CIGNA Corp.

(4)  Tibble v. Edison International

(5) Kelley v. Fidelity Management and Trust Co.

(6)  Boudreau v. Fidelity Management and Trust Co.

(7)  Columbia Air Services, Inc. v. Fidelity Management and Trust Co.

(8)  Bilewicz v. FMR LLC (Fidelity Investments)

This list is not exhaustive and will be updated with other cases as they are identified or newly filed. If you know of a case that you would like to see tracked on the ERISA Litigation Index, please email Tom at tclark@fraplantools.com .

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