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Seventh Circuit Holds that ERISA Fiduciary Breach Claims under Defined Contribution Plan May Be Brought as Class Action

Participants in a 401(k) plan filed a class action suit in federal district court claiming that their employer breached its ERISA fiduciary duty to the plan relating to the plan?ÇÖs investments. Ultimately, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an action for breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA Section 502(a)(2) may be maintained as a class action. Abbott v. Lockheed Martin Corp., No. 12-3736 (7th Cir. Aug. 7, 2013).

August 2013
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