Tuesday, June 10, 2014

b&e Obtains Victory After Bench Trial In ERISA Case

Firm partner James Bailey obtained a victory on behalf of Firm clients in an ERISA fiduciary breach case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  After a bench trial before Judge Joel Slomsky, the Court found in favor of b&e's clients on all dispositive legal issues, namely, that the employer was acting as an ERISA fiduciary, that the Summary Plan Description at issue was inadequate,  and that the employer made material misrepresentations to a former employee concerning her employee benefits.