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Puerto Rican Bank Settles Subprime-Related Securities Suit
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

According to Popular, Inc.'s January 27, 2011 press release ( here ), the Puerto Rican bank holding company has reached an agreement in principle to settle the subprime related securities lawsuit pending against the company, as well as in the related... Read More

High Court Hears Oral Arguments In ERISA Plan Documents Case
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 considered whether a showing of "likely harm" was sufficient to entitle participants in or beneficiaries of an employee benefits plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act... Read More

David Harlow On Massachusetts Health Reform Plan, National Health Reform, Litigation
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By David Harlow I am a guest on the latest edition of Lawyer2Lawyer , a podcast talk show on the Legal Talk Network hosted by fellow Bay State blawger Bob Ambrogi and Golden State lawyer Craig Williams, discussing aspects of the Massachusetts health... Read More

Standards For Appointing Class Counsel Under Rule 23(g)
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by Georgene M. Vairo

Sheinberg v. Sorensen (606 F.3d 130, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 10922 [3d Cir. May 28, 2010]) [ enhanced version available to subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] explores the relationship between Federal Rule of... Read More

High Court Rejects ‘Prevailing Party’ Standard In ERISA Fees Case
Posted on 24 May 2010 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 24 ruled that Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 502(g)(1) provides a district court discretion to award fees and costs to either party as long as that party has achieved... Read More

Parties Debate Consolidation Of ERISA/Securities Actions Against BP
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several plaintiffs in ERISA class actions pending against BP have told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that consolidation with securities claims and transfer of their cases to the Southern District of Texas is inappropriate... Read More

Supreme Court Says ERISA Permits District Court To Reform Pension Plan
Posted on 16 May 2011 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 ruled that although Section 502(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not permit a district court to reform the terms of a pension plan, Section 502(a)(3) does authorize... Read More