Financial Services Litigation Cases

Twitter Severance Plan Class Action

On July 12, 2023, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a class action lawsuit against X Corp. (formerly Twitter), its parent company X Holdings, and owner Elon Musk for failing to provide promised severance benefits owed to terminated employees, and for failing to communicate accurately and truthfully with employees about the severance plan benefits, in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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West Monroe Partners Employee Stock Ownership Plan ERISA Class Action

In December 2021, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a class action lawsuit under the Employee Income Retirement Security Act (ERISA) against consulting firm West Monroe Partners (“West Monroe”) on behalf of more than 100 former employees.READ MORE

UnitedHealth Certified ERISA Class Action

This class action accuses the fiduciaries of UnitedHealth’s 401(k) plan of violating their fiduciary duties under ERISA by keeping one of the worst-performing target date investment options in the entire market, the Wells Fargo Target Fund Suite, as the plan’s default investment for over a decade.READ MORE

Allstate ERISA Class Action

In January 2021, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a Class Complaint in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois alleging that the Allstate Corporation breached basic fiduciary duties under ERISA by mismanaging the retirement funds that employees had entrusted in its care. The Complaint describes how Allstate failed to prudently monitor the investment performance of the Plan options as required by ERISA. As a result, Allstate continued to offer the Northern Trust target date funds despite chronic underperformance, causing the Plan, and hence participants, to suffer significant losses to their retirement savings. READ MORE

Eaton Vance ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Class Action

In October 2018, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a class action lawsuit against the Eaton Vance Corp. on behalf of participants in the Eaton Vance Profit Sharing and Savings Plan (the “Plan”) for breach of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). READ MORE

Walgreens ERISA Class Action

On August 9, 2019, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a Class Action Complaint in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois against the Walgreen Co. on behalf of the plaintiffs individually and as representatives of approximately 190,000 participants in Walgreen’s $10 billion 401(k) plan (“Plan”).READ MORE

VentureMoney Management Co. Investor Fraud

In 2019, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a lawsuit on behalf of Marieme Bougerba against Mark Bernier and the principals of a San Diego-based venture capital operation called VentureMoney Management Co., alleging securities fraud, securities violations, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting, and breach of contract. READ MORE

Transamerica ERISA Class Action

On December 28, 2018, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a class action lawsuit against the Transamerica Corporation for violations of fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). READ MORE

Madison Avenue Securities LLC FINRA Arbitration

In March 2018, Sanford Heisler Sharp obtained a $2.1 million FINRA arbitration award on behalf of Donna Gambee, whose investment nest egg was decimated by an imprudent, high-risk investment strategy that her stockbroker, David Lloyd Barber, had recommended both before and during his association with Madison Avenue Securities LLC. READ MORE

Home Depot ERISA Class Action

On February 2, 2023, Sanford Heisler Sharp and Stillman Welch, LLC filed an appeal in the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of more than 200,000 participants in the Home Depot FutureBuilder Plan (the “Plan”), who allege that Home Depot breached fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in their mismanagement of the company’s $9 billion 401(k) plan.READ MORE

General Electric ERISA Class Action

In September 2017, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed an individual and class action complaint against General Electric Company (“GE”) for breach of fiduciary duties under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). READ MORE

Madison Avenue Securities FINRA Claim

In April 2018, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) against Madison Avenue Securities, alleging the firm turned a blind eye in allowing one of its stockbrokers who had a disciplinary history of misappropriating clients’ funds to loot hundreds of thousands of dollars from the client’s account. READ MORE

Milliman Class Action

On January 13, 2022, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a class action lawsuit against Milliman, Inc., alleging that the company breached its fiduciary duties under ERISA by mismanaging the company’s retirement funds. The Complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. READ MORE

The Capital Group ERISA Class Action

On November 14, 2023, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a Class Action Complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against The Capital Group Companies, Inc., on behalf of plaintiff Cathy Pover individually and as a representative of approximately 11,000 participants in The Capital Group Companies’ 401(k) plan. Named as defendants were The Capital Group Companies, Inc., the Board of Directors of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. and its members, and the U.S. Retirement Benefits Committee of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. and its members.READ MORE