DiversyFund and REITs Misleading Statements and Omissions Class Action

This class action brings suit against two real estate investment trust (REITs), DF Growth REIT, LLC (REIT I), DF Growth REIT II, LLC (REIT II), their sponsor DiversyFund, Inc., and two persons who had control of these entities, Craig Cecilio and Alan Lewis. The complaint alleges that these defendants sold shares to investors while making  Read more

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L Brands 401(k) Breach of Fiduciary Duty ERISA Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against certain L Brands entities (L Brands, Inc., L Brands Service Company, LLC, and the Retirement Plan Committee of the L Brands, Inc. 401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan) alleging they breached their fiduciary duties to the 401(k) plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The  Read more

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Quanta Services Retirement Plan Breach of Fiduciary Duties ERISA Class Action

People who invest in their employer’s retirement plan must rely on the plan’s fiduciaries to make prudent and loyal choices of investments. This class action concerns the Quanta Services, Inc. 401(k) Savings Plan, bringing suit against Quanta Services, Inc., its Board of Trustees, and the savings plan’s administrative committee, alleging these defendants breached their fiduciary  Read more

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RWJBarnabas Retirement Plans Breach of Fiduciary Duty Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging breach of fiduciary duty to two retirement plans, the RWJBarnabas Health 401(k) Savings Plan and the RWJBarnabas Health 403(b) Savings Plan. The complaint brought suit against Barnabas Health, Inc., its Investment Committee, and its Defined Contribution Plans and ERISA Administrative Subcommittee or the Investment Committee, alleging these were  Read more

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Citigroup Fails at Best Execution of Orders Class Action

Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. acts as a broker for other companies, buying and selling securities in the markets. The complaint for this class action alleges that Citigroup did not follow instructions from one of its clients to achieve best execution of two large orders without unduly affecting prices. The complaint claims that Citigroup’s ignoring of  Read more

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Wells Fargo Challenged Funds in Retirement Plan Settlement

Wells Fargo & Company, Wells Fargo Bank, NA and their Employee Benefit Review Committee are paying more than $32 million to resolve a class action about its retirement plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), alleging the defendants breached their fiduciary duties and engaged in prohibited transactions in connection with the  Read more

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Vanguard Target Date Funds Taxes on Smaller Investors Class Action

This class action speaks of the Vanguard Group, Inc. as “one of the most respected and successful investment companies in the world.” However, the complaint brings suit against Vanguard and the Vanguard Chester Funds, alleging that they disadvantage smaller investors when assets of the funds are sold, in particular during what the complaint terms “a  Read more

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BlockFi Crypto Interest Accounts Are Unregistered Securities, Says Class Action

This class action brings suit against a number of BlockFi entities—BlockFi, its parent BlockFI, Inc. (BFI), and affiliates BlockFi Trading, LLC and BlockFi Lending, LLC, for their BlockFi Interest Accounts or Crypto Interest Accounts (BIAs). The complaint alleges BIAs are unregistered securities that should have been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and  Read more

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SafeMoon Cryptocurrency “Pump and Dump” Class Action

The prospects for individuals cryptocurrencies are difficult for individuals to evaluate before they buy. The defendants in this class action brings are SafeMoon, LLC, related other SafeMoon companies, and two groups of individuals (the Executive Defendants and the Promoter Defendants), all connected to the SafeMoon token. The complaint alleges that these defendants used “misleading promotions  Read more

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Milliman Retirement Plan Underperforming Investments Class Action

Those in charge of company retirement plans are considered fiduciaries of those plans, and they have the duties of loyalty and prudence to plan participants. One of the things they must do is monitor the investment options offered in the plan. This class action brings suit against Milliman, Inc., its Board of Directors, and the  Read more

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