Trends in ERISA Litigation

BrightScope has received a bunch of anecdotal evidence about the rise in ERISA litigation, but as a data and analytics company we much prefer real data over hearsay.  Susan Mangiero has endeavored to provide the marketplace with real analytics about ERISA litigation.  Yesterday, Pension Governance and the Michel-Shaked Group released their “ERISA Litigation Study” highlighting the major trends in ERISA …

Implications of the Deere Decision

Last week, Justice Diane Woods of the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on Hecker v. Deere in favor of the Deere defendants.  The decision deals a major blow to Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, the St. Louis law firm with 13 other ERISA lawsuits pending against some of the largest 401k plan sponsors in the country. While lead attorney …