Supreme court justices The Roberts Court, April 23, 2021 Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Back row, left to right: Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. (Photo: Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)

Anyone seeking clarity from the U.S. Supreme Court when it ruled in the lawsuit that argued that Northwestern University violated its duty under ERISA by allowing two 403(b) retirement plans to charge participants excessive investment and recordkeeping fees most likely did not get what they wanted.

“The Northwestern decision is a short, narrow opinion that offers very little in the way of clear cut guidance for 401k plan fiduciaries,” the Groom Law Group wrote, in an analysis of the case.

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