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FEATURED CASES

 

The following are representative cases for which Dr. Johnson has been a testifying or consulting expert. A full list of engagements is available upon request.

 

Pension, 401(k) and Fiduciary Liability Cases

 

In Re Delta Airlines, Inc., Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York; dispute regarding pension, LTD and non-qualified plans.

 

In Re Enron Corporate Securities Derivative & ERISA Litigation, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division; fiduciary liability class action regarding 401(k) and ESOP plans.

 

In Re Marsh ERISA Litigation, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; class action, fiduciary litigation regarding company stock.

 

In Re Touch America Holdings, Inc, (Montana Power)  ERISA Litigation, United States District Court for the District of Montana, Butte Division;  fiduciary class action regarding ESOP.

 

In Re Broadwing, Inc Erisa Litigation, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division (Cincinnati); class action regarding 401(k) plan.

 

In Re Delphi Corporation Securities, Derivative & ERISA Litigation, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan,  Southern Division; class action, company stock drop litigation.

  

Health and Welfare Cases

 

Barske et al. v. the City of Cedar Rapids and the Cedar Rapids Water Works Retirement System, Iowa District Court, Linn County; class action regarding calculation of benefits and plan merger.

 

Caudill et al. v. Sears et al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division; class action dispute over severance plan benefits.

 

Rexam Inc., v. US Steelworkers et al., United States District Court, District of Minnesota; retiree medical plan class action regarding plan amendments and reservation of rights language.

 

Salvato et al. v. Sierra et al., United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division; individual health benefit claim.

 

SEIU et. al. v. BrownGreer PLC et. al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana class action intervention to protect reimbursement rights of self funded plans in the Merckon class action Vioxx settlement.

 

Disputes between Plan Sponsors, Third Party Administrators (TPA) and Providers

Hewitt Associates, LLC v. ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., d/b/a Continental Express, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division;  dispute with 401(k) TPA.

 

Transamerica Corporation v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division; suit by plan administrator against third party administrator of LTD plan.  

 

RESOLVED CASES 

 

The following are representative cases for which Dr. Johnson has been a testifying or consulting expert.  A full list of engagements is available upon request.

 

Pension, 401(k) and Fiduciary Liability Cases

 

Bell et al. v. Edward Jones & Company, L.P. FINRA Arbitration; fiduciary claims against investment manager and firm.

 

Elliott et al. v. Mulloy et al. (Cushenberry Mine Trustees), United States District Court for the Central District of California, Eastern Division; dispute over residual trust assets.

 

In re: Broadwing, Inc. ERISA Litigation, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division (Cincinnati); class action regarding 401(k) plan.

 

Miller et al. v. Wachovia, Circuit Court of Jackson County Missouri at Kansas City; litigation over plan valuation and performance, multi-employer plan.

 

Woolard v. Woolard, 48th Judicial District Court of Tarrant County, TX; post divorce dispute over qualified and nonqualified pension plans.

 

Health and Welfare Cases

 

Hill v. Dyncorp, et al., United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division; post employment, executive compensation dispute.

 

In The Matter of the Marriage of Linda Nanette Kondraske and George Vincent Kondraske, 360th Judicial District, Tarrant County, Texas; dispute over contingent incentive compensation payments.

 

Keefer v. Christus Health, et al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division; claim for medical and income replacement benefits under occupational injury assistance plan.

 

Lehman v. Chevron Texaco, Inc., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division; severance plan litigation.

 

Whisenhunt v. Decisionone Corporation, AETNA Life Insurance, Communicare HMO, Inc and Mercer, Inc., United States District Court for the District of Oklahoma; COBRA litigation.

 

Disputes between Plan Sponsors, Third Party Administrators (TPA) and Providers

 

Kapok Management L.P. et al. v. Associated Insurance Services, Inc.; United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Amarillo Division; TPA dispute.

 

Wright v. Hamrick Insurance Services, Inc., State District Court for McDowell County, West Virginia; dispute over third party administrative services. 

 

CURRENT CASES

  

The following are representative cases for which Dr. Johnson has been a testifying or consulting expert.  A full list of engagements is available upon request.

 

Pension, 401(k) and Fiduciary Liability Cases

 

Sanford et. al. v. Foamex L.P., et.al, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, class action, company stock drop and fiduciary litigation.

 

Engers et al. v. AT&T et al., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark Division; cash balance conversion, class action.

 

Henselmeier et al. v. Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division; claim for pension benefits; anti-cutback rules.

 

In Re Fremont General Corporation ERISA Litigation, United States District Court for the Central District of California; class action, company stock drop, 401(k) and ESOP.

 

Watson et al. v. Consolidated Edison et al., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; class action litigation over early retirement program and communication of pension options.

 

Ehlen v. The Graduate Group, et. al., United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Meyers Division; dispute over 412(i) defined benefit plan, funding and compliance issues.

 

Health and Welfare Cases

 

National Heritage Academies, Inc v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan,  United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, dispute regarding over charges and hidden costs in PPO health plan.

 

Huskin et. al. v. Union Central National Group, Inc and Verity National Group ,Inc , United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, dispute over AD&D and life insurance benefits provided through a workers compensation, non-subscribed plan.

 

Camp et al., v. RCW et al., United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division; dispute over ESOP valuation, possible prohibited transaction.

 

Cooke v. Karlseng Arbitration, JAMS Reference 1310016622; dispute regarding the design of an age-weighted, cross tested retirement plan.

 

Disputes between Plan Sponsors, Third Party Administrators (TPA) and Providers

 

City of Lubbock v. Icon Benefit Administrators II,L.P. et al, 72nd District Court of Lubbock County, TX; dispute with third administrator regarding group life and health plan.

 

Marks Construction et al. v. Huntington National Bank, et al., United States District Court for the District of West Virginia, Clarksburg Division; dispute over plan conversion and administration.

 

Transamerica Corporation v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Cedar Rapids Division; suit by plan administrator against third party administrator of LTD plan.

 

Contact ERISA Expert Dr. Mark Johnson

 

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