Product includes audio files for the "ERISA Claim Litigation" CLE, presented on September 19, 2012. Audio files, course materials, seminar evaluation form, and Verification Affidavit will be sent electronically once payment is processed.
For CLE credit, record the codes heard in the course audio on the Verification Affidavit and submit the document to the CBA in accordance with the instructions in the document.
ERISA Claim Litigation 101
Presented by the Disability Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section
About the Program
Learn how to pursue and to defend against claims for disability, health, severance, retirement, and other benefits from employer plans that are governed by the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). The program will provide counsel for claimants, employers and administrators with a comprehensive overview of the procedural and substantive laws governing these claims. Find out what ERISA is and when it governs claims; why appealing a benefit denial to the plan or insurance company is critical; how the “trial court” often functions more like an appellate court; and how ERISA both limits and expands the available remedies. Increase chances of success, whether prosecuting or defending an ERISA claim decision by attending this seminar.
Patrick W. Begos, Begos Horgan & Brown LLP, Southport
David S. Rintoul, Brown Paindiris & Scott LLP, Glastonbury
Alexander H. Schwartz, Attorney at Law, Southport
9:40 ERISA Plans: What are They and Why are They Important
10:00 Administrative Appeals: Exhausting Administrative Remedies
10:45 Preparing the Complaint: ERISA’s Particular Causes of Action, and Pre-emption of State-Law Claims and Remedies
11:15 Getting to the Merits: Discovery, Standards of Review, and “Trials on the Papers”
12:00 Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees: It’s Not a Sure Thing
12:30 Questions and Answers
Who Should Purchase
Counsel representing claimants, plans and administrators in benefit applications, appeals, and litigation; employee benefits personnel from employers and insurance companies; counsel representing claimants for Social Security and workers’ compensation; and human resources generalists.
***The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.