The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans.
ERISA pension lawsuits are a type of lawsuit that is filed under ERISA. These lawsuits are often filed by participants in pension plans who believe that their benefits have been denied or reduced in violation of ERISA.
There are a number of different types of ERISA pension lawsuits that can be filed. Some of the most common types of ERISA pension lawsuits include:
- Breach of fiduciary duty: This type of lawsuit is filed when a plan fiduciary breaches their duties under ERISA. Fiduciaries are people who are responsible for managing a pension plan.
- Claims for benefits: This type of lawsuit is filed when a participant in a pension plan believes that they are entitled to benefits but have been denied those benefits.
- Claims for lost benefits: This type of lawsuit is filed when a participant in a pension plan believes that they have lost benefits because of a breach of fiduciary duty or other wrongdoing.
If you believe that your ERISA pension benefits have been denied or reduced, you may be able to file an ERISA pension lawsuit. It is important to speak with an experienced ERISA attorney to discuss your legal options.