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Courts Are Right To Reject Insurer ERISA Attorney Fee Awards

Courts Are Right To Reject Insurer ERISA Attorney Fee AwardsBy Elizabeth Hopkins, Partner at Kantor & Kantor, LLPExpert Analysis – OpinionAs the U.S. Supreme Court has often recognized, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act is remedial legislation that is primarily intended to protect plan participants and beneficiaries, promote their interests and ensure that they receive the benefits they […]

Kantor & Kantor Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Supporting Women’s Right to Obtain Contraception Under Their Healthcare Plans

On April 8, 2020, Kantor & Kantor Partner Elizabeth Hopkins and Karen L. Handorf of Cohen Milstein, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Supreme Court for Phyllis Borzi and Dan Maguire, two former, high-ranking Department of Labor officials.The brief supports a number of States that successfully challenged a newly-enacted federal regulation, which runs contrary to […]

Kantor & Kantor Partner Gives Perspective on 1 of the 3 ERISA Retirement Plan Cases Before The Supreme Court, November 2019

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday, November 6, 2019, in Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander, an ERISA case challenging the prudence of fiduciary decisions with respect to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The Court granted certiorari to review whether the Second Circuit correctly applied the Court’s “more harm than good” standard set […]

UnitedHealth Group Asks the Supreme Court to Allow Cross-Plan Offsetting

In recent years, UnitedHealth Group has ramped up its practice of recovering supposed overpayments to medical providers on claims of plan participants in one healthcare plan by offsetting these “overpayments” against (and therefore often totally disallowing) payments on the claims of participants in an unrelated plan.Keep in mind that the participants in the plans normally […]