Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Blog

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Stacey Cerrone

Stacey Cerrone

Senior Counsel

Stacey Cerrone is a senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department, where she focuses her practice on ERISA litigation and labor and employment law.

In her practice, she represents plan sponsors, plans, directed trustees, and fiduciaries in all phases of litigation and mediation involving employee benefits, including: class actions and individual claims relating to ERISA's fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction provisions; denials of claims for benefits; severance plans; ERISA Section 510; retiree benefits; ERISA preemption of state law claims; plan investment losses; cash balance plan conversions; plan amendments or terminations; and employer contributions to multiemployer funds.

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The United States Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hospitals on “Church Plan” ERISA Exemption

The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of religiously-affiliated hospitals and healthcare organizations in holding that a pension plan need not be established by a church in order to qualify for ERISA’s church plan exemption. Petitioners are religiously affiliated non-profit healthcare organizations appealing decisions by the Third, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal … Continue Reading

Federal District Court Tosses $450 Million Retiree Health Care Suit Against GM

A federal district court in Michigan dismissed a breach-of-contract suit against General Motors over a $450 million payment for retiree medical benefits.  Int’l Union, UAW v. Gen. Motors, LLC, No. 10-11366, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173793 (E.D. Mich. Dec. 10, 2013).  As part of a settlement agreement with the UAW in 2007, General Motors promised … Continue Reading

Are Your Conversations Privileged under ERISA?

Under ERISA, plan participants and beneficiaries have the right to obtain information pertaining to their benefit entitlements and the operation of the plans in which they participate. Sometimes these rights compromise the protections of the attorney-client privilege. Under the fiduciary exception, “an employer acting in the capacity of ERISA fiduciary is disabled from asserting the … Continue Reading
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