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On September 11, 2023, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) posted a summary of the May 3, 2023, meeting between representatives of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) and representatives of the ABA’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (“JCEB”). Two Wagner Law Group attorneys — Israel Goldowitz (former PBGC Chief Counsel) and Harold Ashner (former PBGC Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations) – coordinated the meeting for the JCEB representatives.
In litigation involving an employer's alleged notice violations under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), a district court rejected almost all of the employees' claims for why the notices were deficient. In the one claim that survived dismissal, an employee who was terminated in June 2020 alleged that the employer's COBRA election notice failed to state an enrollment deadline that accurately reflected COVID-19-related time extensions.
In litigation involving the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) approval process for mifepristone (a widely used medication abortion drug), the Fifth Circuit vacated a portion of a lower court order staying the FDA's initial approval of mifepristone. However, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the portion of the lower court's order that stayed the FDA's administrative actions from 2016 (and more recent years) that generally relaxed certain safeguards involving the use of mifepristone.