Hawaiian coffee farmers have alleged that Kroger has breached a settlement agreement to stop selling falsely labeled “Kona” coffee and urged a Washington federal judge to order the grocery chain to turn over sales records so the farmers can calculate the damages.
Karr Tuttle Campbell’s employee benefits lawyers provide the full range of services to help clients successfully navigate the complex and dynamic regulatory and legal environment for employee benefits, including tax, litigation, labor, regulatory, securities and fiduciary issues.
The firm’s employee benefits practice includes working with plan sponsors, third party administrators, and others regarding fiduciary issues and prohibited transactions involving plan assets and fiduciary actions with respect to ERISA-governed plans. We assist employers with withdrawal liability under Taft-Hartley plans and counsel employers and bankruptcy trustees regarding welfare and pension plan termination. We frequently advise clients with regards to COBRA and HIPAA.
Karr Tuttle Campbell’s ERISA litigators have a wealth of experience effectively litigating cases in federal courts throughout the country. Our attorneys have represented plan sponsors, plan administrators, third party administrators, and insurers and other fiduciaries, in breach of fiduciary duty claims, disputes between third party administrators and plan sponsors, claims for benefits under ERISA-governed insured and self-funded health plans, and life, accidental death and disability plans, and claims for recovery of plan assets. Our lawyers have litigated pension benefit claims and interpretation of pension plans under multi-employer welfare arrangements and have advised and defended plan sponsors, employers and fiduciaries in administrative claims involving the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
Our clients range from small employers to one of Puget Sound’s largest employers and come from all industries. We represent national insurance companies, financial services companies, third-party administrators, health care service contractors, excess loss carriers, and trustees.
In September 2020, a number of contractors hired to demolish Pier 58 on the Seattle waterfront were violently plunged into…