ERISA

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Respondents, Janice C. Amara and others (collectively “Amara”), are current and former employees of CIGNA Corporation. See Amara v. CIGNA Corp., 534 F. Supp. 2d 288, 295 (D. Conn. 2008). Until January 1, 1998, CIGNA’s retirement plan consisted of a...

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., was originally enacted in 1974 to protect employees’ “justified expectations of receiving benefits that their employers promise them.” Frommert v....

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Overview

In law, the term "equity" refers to a particular set of remedies and associated procedures involved with civil law. These equitable doctrines and procedures are distinguished from "legal" ones. While legal remedies typically involve monetary...

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Facts

John Dudenhoeffer and Alireza Partovipanah are former employees of Fifth Third Bank. See Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bancorp, 692 F.3d 410, 414 (6th Cir. 2012). They, as well as the others in the class, are plan participants in the Fifth Third...

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Company administers a health plan, the Liberty Mutual Medical Plan (the “Plan”), which covers 84,000 people nationwide and 137 people in Vermont. See Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Donegan, 746 F.3d 497, 501 (2d Cir. 2014). The Plan...

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Bridget Hardt, worked as an executive assistant to the president of a textile manufacturer, Dan River Inc.; in 2000, she was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (“CTS”) and had surgery on both wrists to relieve the pain. See Hardt v. Reliance...

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Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff worked for Respondent Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) from 1986 to 2005 and eventually became Senior Public Relations Manager. See Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 2012 WL 171325 at 1 (D. Conn....

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Petitioners Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee, et al. (collectively, “Intel Corp.”) employed Respondent Christopher Sulyma from 2010 to 2012. Sulyma v. Intel Corp. at 4. During this time, Sulyma enrolled in two retirement plans—the Intel...

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James LaRue, an employee of the management consulting firm DeWolff, Boberg & Associates ("DeWolff"), brought suit against his employer and his employer's 401(k) plan for breach of fiduciary duty with respect to administration of the plan, in which...

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Joel and Marlene Sereboff were injured in a car accident in the summer of 2000. They received almost $74,869.37 in payments for medical services from Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Inc. (“MAMSI”), their healthcare insurer under a plan provided through...

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