BA307_Wk6_Case Analysis

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(BA307) WK6- Written Assignment Case Analysis 6 Livick v. Gillette 1. what were the legal issues in this case? What did the court decide? 2. Who is a “fiduciary” under ERISA? Why was the human resources representative not a fiduciary? 3. Why did the plaintiffs estoppel claim also fail? Why was that not reasonable for him to rely on multiple estimates of a higher pension? 4. What are the practical implications of this decision and others like it for employees? DiFelice v. U.S. Airways 1. what was the legal issue in this case? What did the court decide? 2. On what grounds did the employees change the airlines handling of its own stock as an investment option? Why did the court find these claims to be meritless?
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3. In practical terms, what does this case say about what companies should do or not do when administering defined contribution plans? 4. Should Congress follow the court’s suggestion and Institute diversification requirements for defined contribution plans and specifically limit the percentage of company stock that can be held by employees? Why or why not? Livick v. Gillette The legal issues in this case were John Livick’s appealing a grant of summary judgment to his former employer, the Gillette Company in a “dispute over the amount of his pension benefits under Gillette’s employee benefit plan”. (Walsh, P430) Livick initially sued Gillette
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  • Spring '11
  • Procter & Gamble, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

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