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Feds, Others Back Northwestern Workers in Retirement SCOTUS Case

Sept. 13, 2021, 2:10 PM

Northwestern University employees challenging their retirement plan fees in the U.S. Supreme Court received support from law professors, a labor union, the federal government, and others in their bid to revive an Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit.

The briefs, filed Sept. 9 and 10, urge the court to reverse a 2020 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that rejected April Hughes’ ERISA lawsuit. The high court’s ruling—which is expected to be issued by next June—could determine what information retirement plan participants must include in their complaints to move forward with ERISA class actions challenging ...

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