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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

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.

Goldenberg et al v. INDEL et al, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, class action litigation regarding the investments of a non-participant directed, defined contribution plan.

Thorkelson et al v. the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, et al, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, church plan class action litigation over funding of defined benefit plan and subsequent termination.

Walker et al v. TIAA CREF et al, United States District Court for the District of Vermont, class action dispute regarding the timing of executing participant instructions in a defined contribution plan.

Johnson et al v. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Board of Pensions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, church plan class action litigation over reduction in pension annuities after retirement.

 

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.  

 

 

Contact ERISA Expert Dr. Mark Johnson

 

You can reach Dr. Johnson via email or by phone at 817-909-0778. He is available to confidentially discuss a benefits matter.

 

Click on the link to read about his representative ERISA cases.

 

 


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