ERISA Litigation

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Dickinson Wright’s ERISA litigators are experienced in every aspect of this complex statute, from the defense of national class actions to individual claims by plan participants, beneficiaries and others. We represent insurers, employers and other plan fiduciaries with respect to fiduciary obligations, plan administration, and interpreting the intricacies of the statutory framework.

Our team has successfully defended clients in matters involving breach of fiduciary claims and other allegations of wrongdoing in connection with payment practices of a nationwide health care provider network; inclusion of company stock as an investment option in a national employee savings plan despite decreasing market price; and understatement of pension plan liabilities. Our group is also well-versed in cost-effectively handling individual claims such as challenges to the denial of life, disability, or health benefits, resolving coordination of overlapping policies, recoupment of overpayments, and alleged procedural violations.

Clients benefit from our team’s unmatched breadth and depth of legal experience in defending life, health and disability litigation. We have the skills to deliver results in all types of insurance litigation, from “traditional” insurance (challenges to life, health, and disability claims; priority disputes, allegations of agent misconduct, bad faith, and breach of fiduciary duty) to increasingly complex and novel claims such as RICO actions, requests for extra-contractual remedies, related tort and employment-based claims, and challenges to policies and procedures. We also frequently represent insurers before regulatory bodies, arbitration panels, and administrative tribunals.
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