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Coriant 401(k) Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duty Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Infinera Optical Networks, Inc., formerly known as Coriant Operations, Inc., on behalf of the Coriant 401(k) Plan. The complaint alleged that the company breached its fiduciary duties to the participants in the plan and engaged in prohibited transactions, in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA),  Read more

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Old Dominion Retirement Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Action

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has a retirement plan for its employees, the Old Dominion 401(k) Retirement Plan, which is governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The complaint for this class action alleges that Old Dominion has breached its fiduciary duties of prudence and loyalty under ERISA by choosing high-priced investment options  Read more

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Baystate Health Retirement Plan Recordkeeping Fees Class Action

Those responsible for retirement plans have a duty to exercise the “care, skill, prudence, and diligence” of a prudent person in their plan management. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Baystate Health, Inc. and the its Board of Directors, alleging they did not fulfill their fiduciary duty to the Baystate Health, Inc.  Read more

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Sprint Calculation of JSA Annuity Benefits Class Action

Sprint Communications, LLC sponsors a retirement plan for its employees that offers a single life annuity (SLA) or joint and survivor annuity (JSA). This class action brings suit against Sprint, its Employee Benefits Committee, and the committee’s individual members, alleging that the JSA benefits are not actuarially equivalent to the SLA benefits, as required by  Read more

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Washington University in St. Louis Retirement Plan ERISA Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action about the Washington University in St. Louis Retirement Savings Plan, brought against Washington University in St. Louis, its Board of Trustees, the Washington University in St. Louis Retirement Plan Advisory Committee and Plan Administration Committee, and the university’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer.  Read more

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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

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Linear Technology Retirement Plan Settlement

Analog Devices, Inc. is settling a class action as the successor to Linear Technology Corporation, Linear Technology, LLC, and Linear Technology Administrative Committee, about the former Linear Technology 401(k) Plan. The complaint alleged the defendants violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and their own duties as plan fiduciaries, by not managing the plan  Read more

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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

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Russelectric ESOP Shares Sold at Less Than Fair Market Value ERISA Class Action

Towards the end of his life, the founder of Russelectric, Inc., Raymond Russell, gave 30% of his company stock to its employees as a retirement benefit, through the Russelectric Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). However, the complaint alleges, after Russell died, “the company, at the direction and for the benefit of the founder’s heirs,  Read more

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Packaging Corporation of America 401(k) Plan Fiduciary Duty ERISA Class Action

This class action concerns the Packaging Corporation of America Retirement Savings Plan for Salaried Employees. The complaint names the company (PCA), its Board of Directors, and its Benefits Administration Committee as defendants, alleging that they violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by letting the plan pay high recordkeeping and administrative fees, and by  Read more

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