Tag Archives: Seventh Circuit

Seventh Circuit Holds that ERISA does not Preempt State “Slayer Statute”

We turn once again to the sad and difficult task that plan administrators face when distributing the benefits of a participant who has been murdered by his or her designated beneficiary. Sad for obvious reasons.  Difficult because ERISA and state […]

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Notre Dame Contraceptive Challenge is “Fast-Tracked” in the Seventh Circuit

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic higher education institution, challenged ACA’s provision that, as the University describes, requires coverage of certain “abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures, which are contrary to Catholic teaching” in May of 2012.  The University’s […]

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Seventh Circuit Reverses Kraft SJ in 401(k) Fee Case

Earlier this year, a split Seventh Circuit panel reversed, in part, summary judgment previously granted in favor of Kraft Foods Global, Inc. (“Kraft”) in a class action ERISA breach of fiduciary duty case involving “excessive fees” claims in connection with […]

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Seventh Circuit Overturns Dismissal of Collusive Trading Action Brought By AnchorBank

Last Friday, the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion overturning the lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Hofer, an employee of AnchorBank, alleging  that, along with two other employees, Hofer engaged in a collusive trading scheme in violation of […]

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