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$23.65 Million Anthem 401(k) Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval

On April 9, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted preliminary approval of a $23.65 settlement in a case handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton regarding the Anthem 401(k) plan.  The case, filed in 2015, alleged that the plan’s fiduciaries violated their duties to plan participants by including underperforming and […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Achieves Historic $55 Million Settlement in Case against ABB

On March 28, 2019, Schlichter Bogard & Denton announced a $55 million settlement in a long-running class action against ABB, Inc.

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear USC’s Appeal in Case Handled by Schlichter Bogard & Denton

On February 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in an ERISA case, preserving the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision that plaintiffs did not have to arbitrate their claims.

Jerry Schlichter Interviewed Regarding How Retirement Plans Have Changed as the Result of Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Work

On February 1, 2019, the St. Louis Business Journal profiled Jerome Schlichter, managing partner of Schlichter Bogard & Denton, in a piece titled

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains Class Certification in Anthem 401(k) Case

On January 24, 2019, an Indiana federal judge certified two subclasses of Anthem 401(k) retirement plan participants, allowing the plaintiffs to proceed with their excessive fee claims on a class-wide basis.

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Reaches Preliminary $10.65 Million Settlement on Behalf of Duke University Retirement Plan Participants

On January 16, 2019, Schlichter Bogard & Denton filed a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement reached on behalf of Duke University employees and retirees in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Law360 Features Article by Jerome Schlichter on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Landmark Tibble v. Edison Decision

Law 360 has featured an article written by Jerome Schlichter, founder and managing partner of Schlichter Bogard & Denton, entitled High Court’s Tibble Opinion Matters Now More Than Ever.

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains Preliminary $24 Million Settlement for BB&T Retirement Plan Participants

On November 30, 2018, participants in the BB&T Bank 401(k) plan, represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton, filed a motion for preliminary settlement approval with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. The case, which alleged breach of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), was settled after three […]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Recognizes Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Role in Reducing 401(k) Plan Fees

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published an article chronicling the history of section 401(k), which notes, among other things, that 401(k) plans have “improved a lot since the early years,” in part because of class action lawsuits brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

Class of Columbia University Retirement Plan Participants Certified by Court

On Thursday, November 15, District Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York certified a class of approximately 24,000 Columbia University retirement plan participants in a lawsuit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan Excessive Fee Suit Granted Class Certification

On Tuesday October 23, a Tennessee federal judge granted class certification in an ERISA suit brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of participants in a 403(b) plan sponsored by Vanderbilt University.

Plaintiffs Represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton Prevail on Motion to Dismiss Case Involving Allegations of Poisoning of Peruvian Children

In a significant ruling in the longstanding case involving the alleged poisoning of hundreds of Peruvian children, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has decided in favor of plaintiffs

Court Certifies Class of MIT Retirement Plan Participants

On Friday, October 19, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton granted up to 16,000 MIT employees and retirees certification in their ERISA suit against Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The certified class will include all participants and beneficiaries in the MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan from August 9, 2010 until the date of judgment, excluding Defendants.

Federal Court Approves $17 Million Settlement in Philips North America 401(k) Excessive Fee Suit

Schlichter Bogard & Denton has secured a $17 million settlement with Philips North America on behalf of participants in the company’s 401(k) retirement plan, which has more than $3 billion.

Retirement Fee Case Brought By Schlichter Bogard & Denton on Behalf of Cornell Retirement Plan Participants Will Be Jury Trial

A federal court will allow an ERISA excessive fee action brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of participants in two Cornell University retirement plans to proceed to a jury.

Court Certifies Class of Emory University Retirement Plan Participants

On Thursday, September 13, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Parnell, Jr. granted up to 45,000 Emory employees and retirees certification in their ERISA suit against Emory University.

Academic Report Attributes Reduced Retirement Plan Fees to Litigation Spearheaded by Schlichter Bogard & Denton

In May, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College issued a report titled 401(k) Lawsuits: What Are The Causes and Consequences? 

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Secures $17 Million Settlement in 401(k) Excessive Fee Suit Against Philips North America

Schlichter Bogard & Denton has secured a $17 million settlement with Philips North America on behalf ofthousands of participants in the company’s 401(k) retirement plan.

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains $5 Million Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

Following a week-long trial in Greene County, Missouri, Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorneys Nelson Wolff and Mark beatty on April 27, 2018 obtained a $5 million verdict on behalf of Jamie Mitchell against the BNSF Railway Company. Mitchell was injured on August 27, 2015 while working as a conductor in BNSF’s Springfield Yard. He was […]