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401(k) Plan Litigation: Employer stock suits

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A 90-minute TeleConference/Live Audio Webcast
Tuesday,  April 7 2009
1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT

Will the recent economic turmoil and large investment losses cause an increase in ERISA litigation?  Several lawsuits have recently been filed against companies with employer stock in their plans who have been hit by the subprime mortgage problems.  The 401(k) fee lawsuits are moving through the courts and the first appellate court decision resulted in a wide-ranging victory for the defense.  Our speakers will cover these issues and more, including the viewpoint of the DOL on recent ERISA litigation developments.

  • Update on employer stock cases
  • Has Hecker v Deere pulled the rug out from under the 401(k) fee cases?
  • Litigation aspects of fraudulent investment schemes
  • What is the impact of LaRue?
  • Where do the standing cases stand?

Moderator: R. Bradford Huss, Trucker Huss, APC,  San Francisco, CA

Panelists: Timothy D. HauserAssociate Solicitor, Division of Plan Benefits Security, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC; Lynn Sarko, Keller Rohrback LLP, Seattle, WA; René E. Thorne, Jackson Lewis, New Orleans, LA

***Please make checks payable to ABA-JCEB and mail to Registrar, 740 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.***

401(k) Plan Litigation: Employer stock suits continue but has Hecker v. Deere changed the landscape
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Timothy Hauser will be speaking at this program!