Osberg v. Foot Locker, Inc., No. 15-3602 (2d Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The Second Circuit affirmed the district court's award of equitable relief in this Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq., action. The court rejected defendants' challenges to the district court's award of equitable relief under section 502(a)(3). The court held that the district court did not err in rejecting defendants' challenge to the timeliness of participants' claims; ordering class-wide relief on participants' section 404(a) claims without requiring individualized proof of detrimental reliance; and concluding that mistake, a prerequisite to the equitable remedy of reformation, had been shown by clear and convincing evidence as to all class members. Finally, the district court did not abuse its discretion by awarding equitable relief.