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K.D. v. Anthem Blue Cross, No. 2:21-cv-343-DAK-CMR, 2023 WL 6147729 (D. Utah Sep. 20, 2023) (Judge Dale A. Kimball)

Despite Congress’ clear and repeated attempts to eliminate disparities in the treatment of mental health and addiction claims when compared to other kinds of claims for medical benefits, ERISA plaintiffs have had only rare success

Rose v. PSA Airlines, Inc., No. 21-2207, __ F.4th __, 2023 WL 5839282 (4th Cir. Sept. 12, 2023) (Before Circuit Judges Richardson, Quattlebaum, and Heytens)

One of the thorniest issues in ERISA litigation is what ERISA § 502(a)(3) means when it says a benefit plan beneficiary can sue for “other appropriate equitable relief.” What

ForUsAll, Inc. v. United States Dep’t of Labor, No. 22-cv-1551 (CRC), 2023 WL 5559682 (D.D.C. Aug. 29, 2023) (Judge Christopher R. Cooper)

Concerned about the rise in and volatility of cryptocurrency investments, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Compliance Assistance Release last year entitled “401(k) Plan Investments in ‘Cryptocurrencies’” which cautioned fiduciaries that

Wit v. United Behav. Health, No. 20-17363, 2023 WL 5356640 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2023) (Before Circuit Judges Christen and Forrest, and District Judge Michael M. Anello)

As the title indicates, this is the third time the Ninth Circuit has wrestled with this long-running class action alleging that insurance giant United Behavioral Health (“UBH”)

Chavez v. Plan Benefit Servs., No. 22-50368, __ F. 4th __, 2023 WL 5160393 (5th Cir. Aug. 11, 2023) (Before Circuit Judges Wiener, Stewart, and Engelhardt)

Judicial decisions in ERISA cases usually do not have repercussions in the larger legal world, but this case presents a potential exception. The issue addressed by the Fifth

Bugielski v. AT&T Servs., Inc., No. 21-56196, __ F.4th __, 2023 WL 4986499 (9th Cir. Aug. 4, 2023) (Before Circuit Judges Paez and Bade and District Judge Raner C. Collins)

Section 406(a) of ERISA prohibits benefit plan fiduciaries from entering into certain transactions with “parties in interest.” Prohibited transactions include the sale of property,

Kairys v. S. Pines Trucking, Inc., No. 22-1783, __ F. 4th __, 2023 WL 4718509 (3d Cir. Jul. 25, 2023) (Before Circuit Judges Hardiman, Porter, and Fisher).

This week’s case of the week is a rare bird: an ERISA Section 510 trial ending in a favorable decision for the plan participant. Plaintiff Thomas J.