Practice Area: Employee Benefits & ERISA

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $10 million

Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $10 million settlement for a class of 1,500 retirement plans that invested in a collective trust established by State Street Bank & Trust Co. under a master securities lending agreement. Led by Todd S. Collins, Berger Montague prosecuted this ERISA class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, in which the plaintiffs alleged that the retirement plans invested in more than 250 collective investment funds.

The plaintiffs alleged that State Street Bank & Co. breached its fiduciary duties to the retirement plans by taking unreasonable compensation for managing the securities lending program in which the plans participated, and by engaging in prohibited transactions under ERISA by charging excessive fees for the securities lending services that were provided. After the court certified a class of the plans that participated in the securities lending program at issue, the case resolved. The case was captioned Glass Dimensions v. State Street Bank & Trust Co., No. 1:10-cv-10588-DPW (D. Mass).

If you or your company has been harmed by conduct, including breaches of fiduciary duty, that you believe violate ERISA or state laws, please contact Berger Montague.

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