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ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.
Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) successfully in Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”) class action.
On February 18, 2016,
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Insurance contract litigation for major corporations in North Carolina
Successfully defended plan holders and fiduciaries of the largest private guaranteed investment contract in North Carolina against an association’s more Featured
ERISA plans for several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers
Represented several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers in designing and implementing an integrated plan document and summary plan more Featured
Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more
Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a victory. The court held that a plan administrator of a  more
Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a victory. The court held that a plan administrator of a  more
ERISA representation of major airline
Represented major airline in ERISA case resulting in employer-favorable decision in Northern District of Georgia. more
ERISA litigation for national communications company
Successfully defended national communications company in litigation by employee seeking short term and long term disability benefits. more
ERISA litigation for national manufacturer of consumer products
Successfully defended national manufacturer of consumer products in litigation by former employee seeking long term disability (LTD) and short term more
Health care litigation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Represents Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in lawsuit brought by medical provider asserting ERISA and common law claims arising out of more
Beasley v. CNA Insurance Co. and Sara Lee Corporation
Represented Sara Lee Corporation in an ERISA insurance coverage dispute. Beasley v. CNA Insurance Co., et. al., No. 5:02-cv-00101-H (EDNC more
ERISA litigation for North Carolina health insurer
Represented North Carolina health insurer and employer sponsor of group health plan in lawsuit brought by an employee enrollee asserting ERISA claims  more
ERISA litigation for soft drink manufacturer
Represented a Fortune 100 company benefit plan administrator in ERISA case involving over-payments to plan beneficiary. more
Retirement plan and ERISA advice for numerous employers
Representing numerous employers regarding the design, implementation and administration of all types of qualified retirement plans, including more
Blair v. Young Phillips Corp. et. al.
Represented Young Phillips in an employee ERISA action. Matter tried to verdict before Frank W. Bullock, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the more
ERISA litigation for a regional telecommunications company regarding company stock in employee benefits plans *
Served as in-house counsel for a regional telecommunications company regarding an ERISA case involving claims about prudence of the company’s stock more
Employment litigation for a global snack food manufacturer
Represented a global snack food manufacturer. The firm obtained judgment, and affirmance in a state supreme court, invalidating a state statute

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Benefits litigation for a national baking company
The firm served as lead counsel for a national baking company in benefits litigation, resulting in defeat of a request for injunction to award more

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ERISA Litigation

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Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a victory. The more
Insurance contract litigation for major corporations in North Carolina
Successfully defended plan holders and fiduciaries of the largest private guaranteed investment contract in North Carolina against an association’s more
ERISA plans for several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers
Represented several publicly traded food and beverage manufacturers in designing and implementing an integrated plan document and summary plan more
ERISA class action involving Reynolds American Inc.

Represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) successfully in Employee Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”) class action.
On February 18, more

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