HIGHLIGHTS

Stacey Campbell Appointed Co-Chair of NAMWOLF Labor & Employment Law PAC

Campbell Litigation is proud to announce that Stacey Campbell has been appointed as a Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Area Committee (L&E PAC) for the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Mr. Campbell will serve in this role for the next two years.

Self-Funded Employee Benefit Plans in California Retain their Discretion to Decide Benefits and Are Less Likely to be Subject to Discovery in ERISA Litigation

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) preempts application of California’s anti-discretionary clause law to self-funded employee benefits plans. From a practical standpoint, the decision: (1) prevents courts from reviewing evidence outside the plan administrator’s decision, (2) limits claimants’ (plan participants or beneficiaries) ability to seek discovery in ERISA cases, and (3) requires courts to give greater deference to administrative decisions.