This week in the Employee Benefits world:
Alberto Dominguez of the Economics, Finance & Investments blog posts about three new shareholder lawsuits against Merrill Lynch along with a lawsuit about their 401(k) plan in Bring on the Lawyers!
The Float by Interlake Capital Management writes about Newton’s First Law of Retirement Plans.
Stephen Rosenberg of the Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog discusses ERISA, Investment Strategies, and the Duty to Investigate.
Jerry Kalish in The Retirement Plan Blog posts about the 401(k) Arms Race is Over.
Susan Mangiero of the Pension Risk Matters blog writes about FAS 157 and FAS 159 – Day of Reckoning for Pension Investors?
Prof. A. Benjamin Spencer of the Split Circuits blog provides a summary of Lynch v. Fortis Benefits Ins. Co. in S.D. Ohio Notes Split Re How a Beneficiary is Determined Under ERISA.
JLP of the All Financial Matters blog discusses Laura Tyson’s article in the Wall Street Journal on automatic IRAs in How About an Automatic IRA?
Ben Winograd of SCOTUSblog posts the petition for certiorari file with the U.S. Suprreme Court, briefs and the lower court opinion for Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada v. White, which is about whether an ERISA plan can contain a proof of claim accrual cause, in Petitions to Watch – Conference of 11.9.07.
Aaron Juckett of The One-Stop ESOP blog discusses The Economic Performance of ESOP Companies.
Roy F. Harmon III of the Health Plan Law blog provides Managed Care Contract Gives Rise to “Independent Legal Duty” Which Survives ERISA Preemption.
Brian King of Brian King’s ERISA blog writes about The Ideological Playing Field for Deciding ERISA Cases.
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