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What Ever Happened To….The Pension Lawsuit Against CIGNA?

Posted in Class Actions, Litigation

One of the cases I’ve covered on this blog since the beginning, was a lawsuit challenging CIGNA’s change from a traditional defined benefit plan to a cash balance plan. In plain English, it was basically (and I’m oversimplifying) a conversion from a pension plan to a 401(k) plan. That case has gone all the way… Continue Reading

Oral Argument Transcript Now Available from U.S. Supreme Court Argument in Cigna v. Amara

Posted in Litigation

It’s rare for a case from Connecticut to make it all the way to the United States Supreme Court. But this week, a case did just that. I’ve previously discussed the case of Cigna v. Amara in many posts which you can read here.  The case ultimately concerns the receipt of retirement benefits and whether… Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Connecticut Employee Benefits Case

Posted in Class Actions

Employee benefit cases (better known as ERISA cases, after the Employee Retirement Income Security Act) aren’t the most exciting topic in the world.  At this point, just by my very mention of ERISA, I’m imagining your mouse wandering off to view another page. But yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an important case… Continue Reading

Followup on Amara v. CIGNA – Court Proposes Broad Relief, then Stays Judgment Noting Uncertainty in the ERSIA Law

Posted in Litigation

A few months ago, I reported on the District Court’s decision in Amara v. CIGNA, an important class-action case on ERISA retirement benefits and on alleged misrepresentations made by the Company about retirement benefits.  Over the last few months, then, the court was asked to consider the issue of what is appropriate relief from the decision. … Continue Reading

Lawyers to Seek “Hundreds of Millions” of Dollars from CIGNA In Response to Decision

Posted in Class Actions, Laws and Regulations, Litigation

Lawyers representing the class of retirees from CIGNA will argue that their clients are entitled to "hundreds of millions" of dollars in retirement benefits as a result of misrepresentations made by CIGNA, according to a report in yesterday’s Hartford Courant.  The Courant — which finally reported on the decision 5 days after it came out… Continue Reading