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Archive : November 2006

November 27, 2006

Fee Disclosure

ERISA fiduciary litigation isn't calming down, it is just switching subjects.  As the stock drop cases  wind down, they will be replaced (in fact, are already being replaced) by hidden or excessive fee cases.

November 21, 2006

Pension Protection Act Redux?

With the dust clearing on the recent mid-term elections, we thought it might be beneficial to speculate on what, if any, effects the Democratic takeover of Congress might have on the recently enacted Pension Protection Act.

November 14, 2006

New Proxy Pension Benefits Table

Many public companies are now drafting their proxies and dealing with the new proxy disclosure rules.  One of the tables for many companies is the Pension Benefits Table.

November 9, 2006

Election Impact?

I'm still yawning from staying up late (for a school night) to see what happened, how The American People made their views known to the governing class. There are any number of levels to the question, what will be the impact "on us" of the transfer of power. "Us" includes, of course, all of us as citizens -- will the election outcome hasten the day that we stop precipitating and experiencing deaths and mutilations in Iraq?

November 9, 2006

Oh yes, oversight ...

How could I overlook the possible impact of the shift in power in the Congress on Congressional oversight mission, and, in turn, the possible impact of Congressional oversight on the world of employee benefits?  If nothing else, we're less likely to see a resurrection of the Department of Energy's announcement that it would not reimburse contractors for defined benefit plan costs, or for the cost of more than a minimal health coverage package.