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Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University 401(k) Breach of Fiduciary Duties Class Action

Did Nova Southeastern University, Inc. breach its fiduciary duties in its management of the University’s 401(k) plan for its faculty and staff? The complaint alleges that the university chose investments with poor performance and high-cost share classes, and paid excessive fees for recordkeeping and administration.  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, Investment Performance, ERISA, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Boston College

Boston College Retirement Plans High Costs, Low Returns ERISA Class Action

Boston College has two retirement plans, the Boston College 401(k) Retirement Plan I and the Boston College 401(k) Retirement Plan II. The complaint for this class action alleges that those responsible for the plans—the Trustees of Boston College and the Plan Investment Committee—have breach their fiduciary duties and mismanaged the plans in a way that  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, ERISA, Employment Violations, Breach of Fiduciary Duty
ERISA Book on Desk

MSCS, Matrix Prohibited Transactions in Retirement Plans ERISA Class Action

This class action is about prohibited transactions involving mutual fund fees taken from two retirement plans, the MBA Engineering, Inc. Employees 401(k) Plan and the MBA Engineering, Inc. Cash Balance Plan. The complaint alleges that the fees removed from the plan total at least $40 million and possibly as much as $400 million and that  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, Prohibited Transactions, ERISA, Employment Violations
WB Mason Image

WB Mason Commissions Reduced Retroactively Class Action

W.B. Mason Co. sells office supplies and related items, in part through account executives (AEs) or salespeople who sell or distribute the products. But the complaint alleges that the company has violated the New York Labor Laws (NYLL) and committed breach of contract and common-law fraud by retroactively reducing wages and commissions already earned by  Read more

Employment
Unfair or Unlawful Clawbacks of Commissions, No Written Commission Agreement, Fraud, Employment Violations, Breach of Contract
An Adventist Health Facility

Adventist Health Plan Must Meet ERISA Requirements, Says Class Action

When is a company’s employee health plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)? Adventist Health System West (AHW), which does business as Adventist Health offers the Adventist Health Employee Medical Plan—Engaged!, which it claims is a church plan and does not fall under ERISA. The complaint brings suit against the complaint, the  Read more

Employment
Prohibited Transactions, Health Insurance, ERISA Violations, ERISA
Brushing Barbeque Sauce on Ribs

WBBQ Employee Stock Ownership Plan Prohibited Transactions ERISA Class Action

This class action concerns a company retirement plan, the WBBQ Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that owns stock in W BBQ Holdings, Inc. The complaint alleges that the ESOP trustee, Argent Trust Company, and the company’s controlling managers and shareholders, Herbert, Gregor, and Stuart Wetanson, have violated ERISA by engaging in prohibited transactions and breaching  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, Prohibited Transactions, ERISA Violations, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Retirement Couple

UPS Retirement Plan JSA Payment Calculation Class Action

This class action against United Parcel Service of American, Inc. (UPS) concerns its UPS Retirement Plan and UPS Pension Plan and the calculation of benefits. The complaint alleges that joint and survivor (JSA) benefits are not actuarially equivalent to single life annuities (SLAs), as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). It brings  Read more

Employment
Retirement Plans, Incomplete payment of benefits due, Calculation of Benefits, Annuities
Domestic Partnership Illustraion

Allied Universal Benefits to Domestic Partners Massachusetts Class Action

Who may be included in a domestic partnership? This unusual pro-se class action brings suit against Allied Universal and its subsidiary Universal Protection Service, LLC, alleging that Allied Universal must extend employee medical insurance benefits to all three wives of a Muslim man if they can be registered as domestic partners. The company insists that  Read more

Employment
Employment Benefits, Domestic Partnership, Denial of Benefits
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Language Line Employment Violations Ohio and California Class Action

This employment class action bring suit against Language Line Services, Inc. (LLS) on behalf of a employees grouped under the approximate job title “Interpreter.” The complaint alleges that the company has violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as well as state employment laws for Ohio and California, by failing to pay earned minimum  Read more

Employment
Work Expenses, Unpaid Overtime, Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Employment Violations
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Sedgwick Claims Management Unpaid Overtime Class Action

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the defendant in a class and collective action brought by current and former employees. The complaint alleges that the company did not pay overtime wages for hours worked over forty per week, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It also claims the company did not pay  Read more

Employment
Unpaid Overtime, Overtime Not Paid at Overtime Rates, Employment Violations, Did Not Keep Accurate Records