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“A Deepening Split: Enforceability of Venue Selection Clauses Under ERISA,” Employee Relations Law Journal

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Amanda S. Amert and Craig C. Martin examine the split over whether venue selection clauses can be enforced in ERISA litigation.  The authors explain that ERISA plans frequently include venue selection clauses in their plan documents.  They analyze cases in which circuit courts of appeals have been divided on enforceability.  “A deepening split may mean that this issue will eventually make its way back to the Supreme Court again,” they observe.