Month: February 2014

Fifth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Title VII Case

MH attorney Jason Richardson obtained summary judgment in favor of employer on all claims asserted by employee alleging violations of Title VII. The judgment was affirmed on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Case No. 13-40686). The Supreme Court of the United States denied plaintiff’s petition for a writ of […]

MH Secures Dismissal of Delaware RICO Case

MH attorneys Tom Hetherington, David McDowell, Jarrett Ganer, and Kendall Burr represented a life insurer in mass action brought by 60 life insurance trusts seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. MH successfully obtained dismissal of nearly all of the claims in the suit, including RICO and fraud-based claims, and the case was thereafter […]

MH Wins Summary Judgment in Welfare Benefit Case

MH attorneys Amy Boyea and Jason Richardson obtained dismissal on summary judgment of all claims asserted by broker against his employer and its parent company for alleged improper training in relation to the sale of 419(e) plans.

MH Wins ERISA Preemption Motion

MH attorney Jodi Swick represented a life insurance company in case where plaintiffs were two individuals who were not named beneficiaries of the policy but claimed to be entitled to benefits. MH filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings alleging that the policies were preempted by ERISA. The district court agreed and dismissed the […]