Fla. Class Actions Show Why Correct COBRA Notices Matter

By and on November 14, 2019

In Florida’s federal courts, there has been an epidemic of class actions alleging that employers failed to provide technically proper notice of the right to continued healthcare coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. A dozen such lawsuits have been filed (each by the same law firm) with mirror image allegations.

These cases illustrate why it is necessary to sweat the details in issuing COBRA notices, which McDermott’s Megan Mardy and Julie McConnell walk through in a recent analysis for Law360.

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Originally published by Law360, October 2019

Julie H. McConnellJulie H. McConnell
Julie H. McConnell represents employers in complex litigation matters in federal and state courts. Julie’s specific experience includes disputes involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state employment and accessibility statutes. She has managed large-scale discovery and document productions; drafted pleadings, dispositive motions, and post-hearing briefs; and taken and defended depositions. Read Julie McConnell's full bio here.


Megan MardyMegan Mardy
Megan Mardy advises companies on a wide variety of health and welfare and retirement benefits issues. She has extensive experience with the Affordable Care Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Internal Revenue Code and other federal laws affecting group health and retirement plans. Read Megan Mardy's full bio.

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