Supreme Court Grants Cert in Tibble v. Edison – BREAKING

Today, October 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court granted the Plaintiffs’ Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Tibble v. Edison International. The list of orders from the Court can be found here. As we’ve discussed in the past, the Supreme Court requested the opinion of the Solicitor General of the United States along with the … Continue reading Supreme Court Grants Cert in Tibble v. Edison – BREAKING

Supreme Court Requests DOL Opinion in Tibble v. Edison Petition

Today, March 24, 2014, the Supreme Court announced the results of their Friday conference where the plaintiffs’ cert petition from the Tibble v. Edison International case was considered. In a surprise move, the Supreme Court has asked the Solicitor General of the United States, working in conjunction with the Secretary of the Department of Labor, … Continue reading Supreme Court Requests DOL Opinion in Tibble v. Edison Petition

Breaking: Class Cert Granted in Spano v. Boeing Co.

In light of the recent 7th Circuit decision in Abbott v. Lockheed Martin Corporation, the district court in Spano v. Boeing Company has granted the Plaintiffs’ amended motion for class certification. Spano is one of the original excessive fee cases filed in 2006. (Read about the Abbott decision here: Victory for Plaintiffs: 7th Circuit Allows … Continue reading Breaking: Class Cert Granted in Spano v. Boeing Co.

The Roller Coaster Continues: Court Finds ING a Fiduciary Over Revenue Sharing Practices. Schedules Trial for September.

The roller coaster of who is and isn’t a fiduciary under ERISA section 3(21)(A) continues its seemingly out of control ride. Today, August 9, 2013, a district court in Connecticut ruled ING Life Ins. and Annuity Co. (“ILIAC”) a fiduciary related to its revenue sharing practices and scheduled a four week trial to begin anytime … Continue reading The Roller Coaster Continues: Court Finds ING a Fiduciary Over Revenue Sharing Practices. Schedules Trial for September.

Victory for Plaintiffs: 7th Circuit Allows Class Certifications for Excessive Fee Cases

Back in May, we previously discussed the oral argument held in the 7th Circuit case Abbott v. Lockheed Martin Corporation. At issue was the district court’s denial of class certification in an excessive fee case. Today, August 7, the 7th Circuit issued a plan participant/plaintiff friendly opinion reversing the district court’s denial of class certification and providing … Continue reading Victory for Plaintiffs: 7th Circuit Allows Class Certifications for Excessive Fee Cases