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ERISA Information Requests and Benefits Litigation

The Columbus, Ohio, lawyers at Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn are experienced in ERISA and benefits litigation. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) contains numerous protections for employees and retirees.


ERISA requires that employee plan administrators provide certain applicable documents and information upon request, including:


  • Summary plan descriptions (SPDs)
  • Financial reports
  • Trust agreements
  • Collective bargaining agreements


Additionally, pension plan administrators must provide certain information regarding benefits accrued. Courts have interpreted the ERISA information request provisions broadly in favor of providing employees, retirees, and their families information that assists them in understanding their rights. ERISA provides daily statutory penalties for failure to comply with the information request provisions.


We have experience litigating ERISA issues including:


  • Information requests
  • Service credit calculations
  • Claims for benefits
  • Claims for violations of fiduciary duties


ERISA enables employees, retirees, and their families to sue to enforce the provisions of their employee benefit plan in support of a claim for benefits. ERISA also establishes fiduciary duties for plan administrators and others, and enables employees, retirees, and their families to sue for violations of those fiduciary duties.


If you have been affected by the refusal of a pension or benefit plan to provide information or benefits and need an experienced Columbus, Ohio, attorney, contact Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn today for an initial case consultation.

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