Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs in ERISA Suit Brought By Schlichter Bogard & Denton

On Tuesday, July 24, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of a California federal judge who denied the University of Southern California’s effort to send a proposed ERISA class action filed by Schlichter Bogard & Denton to arbitration.  Among other things, the Ninth Circuit found that the claims brought by Schlichter Bogard & Denton on behalf of USC plan participants could not be forced into arbitration because the participants were suing on behalf of the USC retirement plan.

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