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In the recent Supreme Court decision on Hughes v. Northwestern University, retirement plan participants alleged plan fiduciaries breached their duties. The fact that the case went as high  as the Supreme Court meant it attracted much attention from the retirement industry. To get a clearer picture on the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling, we turned to attorney Emily Seymour Costin, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP for help. Alston & Bird associate Ellie Studdard also contributed to the responses.

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C.J. Marwitz

C.J. Marwitz is a writer and editor.

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