Today Lex Machina is announcing a new module that adds ERISA litigation cases. The module encompasses nearly 83,000 cases filed in federal district court pending since 2009, it says, covering disputes over the administration of employee benefit plans protected by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974.
As with its other analytics modules, the ERISA litigation module’s analytics are designed to help attorneys prepare case strategies and navigate the complexities of ERISA. According to Lex Machina, the module primarily covers cases initiated by plan participants or beneficiaries involving disputes over administration or funding of protected plans, including life, health, retirement, pension, profit-sharing, healthcare savings accounts, and more.
Lex Machina says that specific cases include employers seeking reimbursement for overpayment, employees seeking ERISA-authorized penalties against employers who may have withdrawn from ERISA plans, and U.S. Department of Labor intervention lawsuits.
Webcast on ERISA Analytics
For anyone interested in learning more about the ERISA analytics module, Lex Machina is offering a free webcast today, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. You can register for it here.