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Briefing ordered on legal standard for piercing corporate veil

In a case involving an ERISA-covered plan, the parties’ briefs on the motion to dismiss assumed that Virginia law applies to the corporate veil piercing claim. Supplemental briefing was ordered on whether the federal common-law standard should instead apply, and ...

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ERISA preempts suit over pension withdrawal liability

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 preempts a suit contesting a multimillion-dollar withdrawal liability owed to the trade association that offers the pension plan because the claims challenge the plan’s terms as violative of ERISA. The plaintiffs could ...

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In ERISA case, marriage can’t be attacked after spouse’s death

Whether a spouse who died lacked the mental capacity to enter into a marriage could not be challenged because under Virginia law, even assuming a decedent was mentally handicapped, the marriage could not be collaterally attacked after one spouse’s death. ...

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Employees’ overtime pay suit resolved via settlement

After almost two years of litigation between a scaffolding company and its employees, a settlement was proposed. Because the agreement would give the named and opt-in plaintiffs the majority of their claimed overtime pay, there was no suggestion of collusion ...

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Class certified for Fair Labor Standards Act suit against restaurant

Where current and former employees suing Macado’s restaurants satisfied their relatively relaxed burden to show the putative class is “similarly situated,” the class was conditionally certified and notice must be provided to the putative class members. Background Plaintiffs, who are ...

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Labor Secretary’s ‘illogical and improbable’ calculations dismissed

Although the defendant never opposed the Secretary of Labor’s motion for default judgment, the district court denied it because the motion rested on “illogical and improbable” damages calculations. Background On March 23, 2018, plaintiff alleged violations of the Fair Labor ...

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Defendants liable for failing to make contributions to benefit plans

An employer that is a party to a collective bargaining agreement, and a separate company found to be its alter ago, are liable for unpaid contributions to benefit plans and other damages, including interest, liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees. Background ...

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