Employee Benefits Fraud

Wawa ESOP Suit Parties Come to Terms

Jan 6, 2020

The parties in the case, which had a June 9, 2020 trial date set, say that, “in an effort to expedite the resolution of this case, the Parties agreed to the terms of a settlement in principle among themselves and separately agreed to a 90-day period for Defendants to secure […]

Wawa Inks $25M Deal in Challenge to Forced Stock Sell-Off

Mar 26, 2018

Bloomberg BNA reported on  January 2, 2018 that Wawa Inks $25M Deal in Challenge to Forced Stock Sell-Off. According to the article, Wawa Inc. agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the convenience store and gas station chain of forcing employees to sell their company stock at an unfair […]

ERISA Lawsuit Filed Against Wawa Convenience Store Chain

Feb 22, 2016

On February 1, 2016 a lawsuit was filed in federal district court alleging Wawa, Inc. violated ERISA laws when administering its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Plaintiff Greg Pfeifer alleges he and more than 3,000 other former employee participants in the plan, each who had a balance of more than […]

US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in 401(k) Oversight Case

May 19, 2015

In their unanimous decision Monday, the United States Supreme Court made a clear statement about the duty companies have in monitoring investments offered to its employees. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, the decision involved several employees who sued Edison International alleging that the company had failed in its […]

SCOTUS Rejects Presumption of Prudence Standard in ESOP Cases

Jun 26, 2014

In a win for employees, on June 25, 2014 the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the highly anticipated case, Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, and rejected the presumption of prudence standard in ESOP stock-drop cases.  For years, federal courts have followed a standard of presumption of prudence […]

Employee Remedies for ESOP Fraud

Jun 25, 2014

Recently the Wall Street Journal featured three articles related to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and valuation practices that put employees’ retirement funds at risk.  These articles discuss increased scrutiny by the federal government to ensure that employees are not cheated in their ESOP retirement funds. They also describe the […]

Donahoo & Associates, PC, ESOP Case Featured in Wall Street Journal

Jun 23, 2014

Today’s Wall Street Journal features our recent ESOP case brought on behalf of our client John Vincent and over 200 other former employees of Southern California Pipeline Construction.  We were pleased to obtain a successful result for our clients to recover their ESOP retirement benefits. Read the article “U.S. Increases […]

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