ERISA Law
 
Walter Dean and Dean Wollenzien v. National Production Workers Union Severance Trust Plan, et al.

Chicago, Illinois labor lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) violation theories.

Walter Dean and Dean Wollenzien sued their former pension plans, the plans’
trustees, and the plans’ administrator for various claims un-
der the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974—
more commonly known as E... More...
   $0 (08-15-2022 - IL)

Carol H. Stewart v. Harford Life and Accident Insurance Company

Birmingham, Alabama insurance law lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a breach of contract theory.

Carol Stewart sued to obtain two insurance benefits that she
believes Hartford Insurance Company owes her: (1) long-term dis-
ability payments and (2) a waiver of life-insurance premiums. Alt-
hough it concedes that Stewart was covered by its policy, Hartford
... More...
   $0 (08-10-2022 - AL)

Virgil Harris v. The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, et al.

Atlanta, Georgia insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on E.R.I.S.A. law theories.

Under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act, 29
U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B), a plan administrator’s benefits decision is
subject to plenary review in federal court unless the administrator
is given discretion to determine eligibility or construe the terms of
t... More...
   $0 (07-29-2022 - GA)

Renee Ministeri v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company

Boston, Massachusetts insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a breach of insurance contract theory.

It is common ground that
ambiguities in an insurance policy — particularly ambiguities in
an insurance policy issued as part of an employee benefit plan
and, thus, within the protective carapace of the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1... More...
   $0 (07-25-2022 - MA)

Sam Sobh v. Phoenix Graphix Incorporated

Phoenix, Arizona employment law lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant E.R.I.S.A. employment retirement law theory.


Sobh was an employee of Defendant Phoenix Graphix Inc. for more than ten years. While in that job, Sobh participated in a Profit Sharing Plan (“Plan”). In 2018, Sobh left his job and began seeking distribution of his Plan benefits in the form of a “hard... More...
   $0 (06-28-2022 - AZ)

Robert Baker v. Othon, Inc., et al.

Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of contract theory.

This case was filed in the 215th Judicial District Court, Harris County, TX, 21-82987, and was removed to federal court by Defendant.


Baker sued the defendants on December 22, 2021, in the 215th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, alleging, among other ... More...
   $0 (06-24-2022 - TX)

Mary K. Boley v. University Health Services, Inc., et al.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania employment law lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) breach of fiduciary duty class action theory.

Universal Health Services, Inc. sponsors the Universal
Health Services, Inc., Retirement Savings Plan (the “Plan”), a
defined contribution retirement plan,2 in which qualified
... More...
   $0 (06-03-2022 - PA)

Corey Skelton v. Radisson Hotel Bloomington, et al.

Minneapolis, Minnesota employment laws represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on an Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. §§ 1001 et seq. theories.

Corey Skelton was married to Beth M. Skelton (“Skelton”), a corporate group
sales manager at Davidson Hotels LLC.

Davidson operated a welfare benefits plan (“Plan”) that provided dental,
heal... More...
   $0 (05-06-2022 - MN)

Ruth Mae Chelf v. Prudential Insurance Company of America

Louisville, Kentucky insurance lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued defendant on a breach of fiduciary duty theory.

Elmer Chelf, a former employee of Wal-Mart, was
on long-term disability leave when he passed away. His widow, Ruth Mae Chelf, was denied
benefits under his work-based optional term life insurance policy. She brought claims against
Wal-Mart and the Plan Administ... More...
   $0 (04-12-2022 - TN)

Fabian Thomas v. Denise Daniel

Fort Worth, TX - Divorce lawyer represented Appellee with a dispute over pension benefits.



Thomas began working for the federal government in 1989. He and Daniel
married in 2000. A divorce decree dissolved the marriage in September 2011.
One of the assets divided in the decree was Thomas’s ... More...
   $0 (03-20-2022 - TX)

Horacio Eugenio Sobol v. Christine Marie Sobol

Richmond, VA - Divorce lawyer represented appellant with challenging the valuation and distribution of certain assets.



The parties were married in August 1998 and separated approximately twenty years later, on
July 1, 2018. Three children were born of the marriage.

Wife had earned a ... More...
   $0 (03-12-2022 - VA)

Diana Garner v. US West Disability

Denver, CO – Disability lawyer represented defendant contesting the remand order for the Plan for reconsideration the claim.



Ms. Garner, who has rheumatoid arthritis, was an employee of US West
(now Qwest) from 1969 to 2000. In 2000 she applied for and received shortterm-disability benefits under the Plan. After these ben... More...
   $0 (01-20-2022 - CO)

United States of America v. David Levy and Mark Nordlicht

New York, NY - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges,



Factual Background

A. The Relevant Entities
1. Platinum Partners L.P.
Defendant-appellee Mark Nordlicht and his two partners, Murray
... More...
   $0 (11-26-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. EDWARD J. ABELL, III

Boston, MA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with eight counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and unlawful monetary transactions charge.



Edward J. Abell, III and Shilo Abell are married and
residents of Massachusetts. Between 2006 and 2017 Edward Abell
served in "finance-related positions," incl... More...
   $0 (08-14-2021 - MA)

LOCAL 705 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS PENSION FUND v. ANTHONY PITELLO and PAT PITELLO

Chicago, IL - Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawyer represented Defendants-Appellants with a unfunded vested benefits claim.



In 2000, Anthony and Pat Pitello purchased the property
at 2035 N. 15th Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois (“Melrose Park
Property”) with their father, Pat M. Pitello. Gradei’... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - IL)

SIS, LLC v. Stoneridge Software, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia civil litigation lawyers represented the Plaintiff, who sued the Defendant on a breach of contract theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages as a direct result of the breach.

"SIS spent two years preparing and convincing APi that it was the right company to lead the project," said Davis. "Stoneridge stole the client by using information gained under a ... More...
   $0 (07-08-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Richie and Wendy Richie

Dallas, Texas embezzlement criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with a $15 million retirement plan embezzlement scheme.

Vantage Benefits Administrators co-owner Wendy Richie, 59, pleaded guilty in June to two counts of theft from an employee benefit plan and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Her husband, Vantage co-owner Jeffrey Richie, 55, pleaded guil... More...
   $0 (12-04-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Candi Fluhr

Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud, identity theft, theft and filing false tax returns.

Candi Fluhr, 44, was charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft from an employee benefit plan, and filing false tax returns.

This is a clear-cut example of what happens when talented investigators from multiple agencies co... More...
   $0 (10-26-2020 - KY)

Gloria Kessler v. Life Insurance Company of North America, d/b/a Cigna

East St. Louis, Illinois insurance law lawyer represented plaintiff on an ERISA insurance law theory.... More...   $0 (10-07-2020 - IL)

JEFFREY L. LUPER v. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE POLICE & FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF WICHITA, KANSAS

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Let us fill in a few more details about Luper's claim. He became a firefighter in 1996 and rose through the ranks on the Wichit... More...
   $0 (09-06-2019 - KS)

Timothy O'Brien v. AMBS Diagnostics, LLC

A judgment creditor sought to collect a money judgment
from a debtors individual retirement accounts. Mere weeks after
we ruled in a published decision that the accounts were only
partially exempt from levy pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure
section 704.115, subdivisions (a)(3) and (e)1 (OBrien v. AMBS
Diagnostics, LLC (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 942 (OBrien II)),the
debtor... More...
   $0 (08-12-2019 - CA)

Juanita N. Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company





Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance) appeals a judgment
granting Juanita Nichols past and future long-term disability (LTD)
benefits. We reverse and render judgment for Reliance.
I.
Nichols worked for Peco Foods, Inc. (Peco), at a ... More...
   $0 (05-24-2019 - MS)

United States of America v. Anita Harmon




Grand Junction, CO - Steamboat Springs Woman Convicted after Stealing from Profit Sharing Plan

A federal jury sitting in Grand Junction found Anita Harmon, age 62, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, guilty of two counts of embezzlement from an employee benefit plan. Harmon was ac... More...
   $0 (05-18-2019 - CO)

LeTran Tran v. Minnesota Life Insurance Company





Linno Llenos died engaging in an act known as autoerotic asphyxiation.
His widow and beneficiary, LeTran Tran, filed a claim with
Minnesota Life Insurance Company, seeking the proceeds from Llenoss
ERISA-gover... More...
   $0 (04-29-2019 - IL)

Alexander Acosta v. City National Corporation





This case is about liability for self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the corresponding assessment of damages. Both issuesliability and calcul... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - CA)

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