KR Notches Fifth Circuit Victory

July 21, 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Keller Rohrback clients Judy Hunter, Anita Gray and Bobby Lynn Allen in Hunter et al. v. Berkshire Hathaway, Incorporated et al., No. 15-10854 (5th Cir. July 11, 2016). The Hunter case arises under ERISA, a federal statute designed to protect employee benefits. The plaintiffs in Hunter allege that defendant Berkshire Hathaway impermissibly interfered with one of its subsidiaries’ 401(k) and pension plans and that it should be held responsible for its improper conduct. The Fifth Circuit’s ruling confirms that these allegations are actionable, so the case will be remanded to the district court for trial. Keller Rohrback attorneys Chris Graver and Gary Gotto worked on the appeal.

Read the 5th Circuit Decision here.