ERISA Lawyer Serving The State Of Texas
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that establishes minimum standards for pension plans in the private sector. If your pension or retirement plan was created and governed under ERISA, you have a number of rights. One such right is the right to preserve or reinstate your retiree benefits. While today employers are far less likely to provide high levels of benefits, in the past companies often promised “cradle-to-grave” benefits that would enable these employees to live comfortably in retirement.
Unfortunately for employees who relied on these benefits, it is all too common for employers to alter or terminate these benefits. In certain parts of the United States, such as the Rust Belt, numerous companies have tried to break their promises to their former employees.
If your employer has terminated or altered your retirement benefits, you and many others may have a claim for damages. In these situations, a class action lawsuit may be the best way to achieve justice. Based in the Dallas metro area and serving clients throughout Texas and beyond, The Roper Firm, P.C., offers extensive experience in this intricate field of the law.
Medical Retirement Benefits Attorney Taking On Class Action ERISA Claims
ERISA claims are extremely fact-specific and generally hinge on the language contained in the ERISA plan document. These claims can be based on any number of issues, such as:
- Contractual vesting principles
- Equitable estoppel principles
- Breach of fiduciary duty
ERISA claims lawyer Walt Roper will closely examine the facts of the case to determine the best course of action. Over Walt’s career, which began in 1992, he has achieved successful outcomes in numerous class actions. For instance, Walt was class counsel in an ERISA claims case that was resolved in federal court in Houston. His diligence and skill have led to positive outcomes for people across the United States.