A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed an ERISA claim against Holland & Knight by a former partner who alleged he was expelled from the firm because of his age. In his 2005 lawsuit, John K. Weir claimed the firm had terminated his employment at age 55 partly to avoid paying him retirement benefits under its ERISA plans. The judge found the claims barred by the two-year statute of limitations, which tolled from the time of Weir's 2002 termination, not the ending of his benefits two years later.
Ex-Partner's ERISA Claim Against Holland & Knight Is Dismissed
New York Law Journal
July 2, 2007