Jenner & Block

The Upward Trend in ERISA Class Action Class Action Settlements,” Employee Relations Law Journal

In this article, Jenner & Block Partners Craig C. Martin and Amanda S. Amert explain that the “price of settlement in ERISA class actions is high and getting higher.”  They explore the first fee litigation settlements, starting around 2010, and discuss the continuing trend toward costly monetary settlements.  “The best defensive posture for plan fiduciaries is to maintain focus on managing plan administration and investments consistently with their duties under ERISA,” they observe.