In the September 23, 2021 issue of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Daily Journal published an article entitled “9th Circuit Ruling Expands Relief Under ERISA for Breach of Fiduciary Duties” written by the McKennon Law Group PC’s Managing Shareholder, Robert J. McKennon. The article addresses a recent case by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Warmenhoven v. NetApp, Inc. The case involved repeated representations by the plan sponsor that it would provide lifetime medical benefits to retirees and their eligible spouses. Despite these representations, the plan sponsor amended the plan to remove these lifetime benefits. The Ninth Circuit found that Warmenhoven was potentially entitled to equitable relief based on the plan sponsor’s breach of its fiduciary obligations. The ruling confirms that ERISA plan beneficiaries may be able to obtain equitable relief when a plan fiduciary misrepresents plan benefits. For a full view of the article, take a look at our blog, HERE.