Pleading Issues and Procedure

Flores v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., No. 22-55779, __ F. App’x __, 2024 WL 222265 (9th Cir. Jan. 22, 2024) (Before Circuit Judges Collins, Mendoza, and Desai)

This week’s notable decision addresses a procedural issue in ERISA benefit cases: if a plaintiff brings a lawsuit seeking benefits, and the court rules against

S. Coast Specialty Surgery Ctr. v. Blue Cross of Cal., No. 22-55717, __ F. 4th __, 2024 WL 105317 (9th Cir. Jan. 10, 2024) (Before Circuit Judges Graber, Mendoza, Jr., and Desai).

South Coast Specialty Surgery Center sought reimbursement from Blue Cross of California, the insurer and claims administrator under a number of

ForUsAll, Inc. v. United States Dep’t of Labor, No. 22-cv-1551 (CRC), 2023 WL 5559682 (D.D.C. Aug. 29, 2023) (Judge Christopher R. Cooper)

Concerned about the rise in and volatility of cryptocurrency investments, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Compliance Assistance Release last year entitled “401(k) Plan Investments in ‘Cryptocurrencies’” which cautioned fiduciaries that