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Retirement Plan Mismanagement

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs a number of benefits provided by larger employers to their employees. In this case, the benefit is the Sutherland Global Services, Inc, 401(k) plan. The complaint alleges that Sutherland Global Services, Clearview Group, and a number of individuals have breached their fiduciary duties to the fund, causing losses to participant accounts.

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Many employee retirement plans as governed by the Employee Retirement Income Savings Act of 1974 (ERISA). This class action, about the Prudential Employee Savings Plan, alleges that Prudential Insurance Company of America, the plan’s Administrative Committee, and its Investment Oversight Committee chose investment products for the plan that offered advantages to Prudential and its subsidiaries and affiliates at the expense of the participants in the plan.

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs various types of employment benefits, including retirement plans. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and the Goldman Sachs 401(k) Plan Retirement Committee “have breached their fiduciary duties and engaged in unlawful self-dealing with respect to the plan…”

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This settlement resolves a class action against ATH Holding Company, LLC, its Board of Directors, and its Pension Committee. The complaint alleged that these parties violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in their management, operation, and administration of the Anthem 401(k) Plan.

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This class action concerns the Compass SmartInvestor 401(k) Plan. The complaint alleges that BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc., Compass Bancshares, Inc., and BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc.—the companies with responsibility for the plan—did not do their fiduciary duty to the plan, violating the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA). 

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other JPMorgan companies are settling class actions alleging they violated provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and breached their fiduciary duties for the way they managed 401(k) investments in certain JPMorgan Stable Value Funds.

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Providence Health & Services is electing to settle a class action claiming it violated its fiduciary duties with respect to tis 401(a) Service Plan, its Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan, and its 403(b) Value Plan. The complaint alleged that those in charge of the plan made imprudent selection of investment options when there were superior, less expensive options available.

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Do you live in California and work for a company with more than 500 employees? Do you participate in its 401(k) or other retirement plan? Retirement plans for such large companies are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and they must meet certain requirements. However, not all of them do—and that may eventually affect how much money you have to retire on.

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Entities that handle retirement plans have a fiduciary duty to the plan and its participants. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that West Corporation and the Retirement Committee of the West Corporation Employee 401(k) Retirement plan did not fulfill the duties of a fiduciary because they permitted fees for the plan to be too high. 

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Participants in 401(k) plans must often pay fees to the mutual funds they invest in. The complaint for this class action alleges that various Fidelity companies required kickbacks from the mutual funds in its retirement plans, which then increased fees or decreased profits for the funds. The complaint claims that these secret payments violate the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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