Judge Posner Tears Into ‘Frivolous’ Appeal of Contempt Order

Judge Posner Tears Into ‘Frivolous’ Appeal of Contempt Order

This installment looks at the decision from the Seventh Circuit this week that has drawn a great deal more attention for the tone directed at the frivolous nature of the appeal than the substance of the decision. In our third post of the day, we look at the decision in Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Health & Welfare Fund v. Lewis, described by the folks at Above the Law as a "benchslap" by Judge Posner.

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7th Circuit Certifies ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class in Defined-Contribution Plan

7th Circuit Certifies ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class in Defined-Contribution Plan

This week we take a look at the recent Seventh Circuit decision in Abbott v. Lockheed Martin Corp., in which the court order the certification of a class action based upon breach of fidcuiary duty under ERISA for a defined-contribution plan. The decision finally answered the question left open by Spano v. Boeing Co.: when can a defined-contribution plan ERISA class action be brought.

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