As the circuit courts continue to define the pleading standards for fiduciary breach claims challenging investments in defined contribution plans, the Eighth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court’s finding that a group of 403(b) plan participants failed to state such a claim.  In Davis v Washington University, plaintiffs alleged that plan fiduciaries breached their ERISA fiduciary duties by maintaining a mixed array of retail and institutional share classes in the plan’s line up and including three specific investment options in the plan that underperformed and cost more than other allegedly comparable funds available on the market.    The district court dismissed the claims entirely.

Read the full article at Jackson Lewis Benefits Law Advisor Blog.