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Krista McDonald focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters. Krista has represented or advised clients in numerous cases in federal and state courts involving a broad range of matters, including business torts, breach of contract actions, unfair competition, class actions, constitutional law, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and health care fraud. Recently, Krista argued before the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a client appealing the district court’s sentencing determination resulting from wire and mail fraud convictions. Read Krista McDonald's full bio.

Circuit Split Remains Unresolved After ERISA Case Settles


By and on Sep 27, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Retirement Plans

On September 20, 2018, the US Supreme Court dismissed—pursuant to settlement—an ERISA lawsuit that could have resolved the circuit split over who holds the burden of proof in ERISA breach of fiduciary duty cases. In Pioneer Centres Hold. v. Alerus Fin., Case No. 17-677 (2018), the Pioneer Centres Holding Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan and...

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