Sponsors take steps to reduce company-stock litigation risk

As the U.S. Supreme Court reviews another ERISA-based challenge to company-stock management in 401(k) plans, many sponsors have acted to reduce their litigation risk in stock-drop cases.

ERISA attorneys and defined contribution consultants say sponsors that outsource management of company stock to independent fiduciaries or who keep high-ranking insiders off oversight committees have a better chance of avoiding — or at least prevailing in — stock-drop lawsuits.

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