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Steven A. Sutro

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Steven A. Sutro is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, where he focuses on ERISA litigation.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Steven was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department. While there, he defended the City of New York, its agencies, and officials in federal and state court against claims of employment discrimination.

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Class Certified in Claims for Autism Treatment Coverage

A federal district court in the Western District of Kentucky certified a class of participants and beneficiaries in plans sponsored by Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Inc. who had been denied coverage or reimbursement for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Plaintiff claimed that the time and dollar limitations violated ERISA and … Continue Reading

ERISA Section 510 Interference Claim Time Barred

A federal magistrate judge in Pennsylvania recommended that a class action complaint claiming that AlliedBarton terminated certain employees to prevent them from reaching eligibility for vacation benefits be dismissed as untimely.  Observing that ERISA section 510 does not provide a specific statute of limitations, the court determined that the most analogous state-law cause of action … Continue Reading

Challenge to Pension Fund Investment Decision Time Barred

A federal district court in California held that a complaint filed by members of the International Union of Operating Engineers that challenged pension plan trustees’ decision to make certain investments was filed five days too late and thus barred by ERISA’s six-year statute of limitations.  In so holding, the court ruled that the limitations period … Continue Reading

Pension Consultant Found Not to be an ERISA Fiduciary

The Tenth Circuit held that a pension plan consultant, who misstated the amount of monthly pension payments that a pension plan participant would receive in retirement, was not a fiduciary under ERISA. Plaintiffs Trent and Wendy Lebahn, who were participants in the National Farmers Union Uniform Pension Plan, claimed that the Plan, its Pension Committee … Continue Reading
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