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The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Excessive Fee Ruling


In their first episode of 2022, American Retirement Association Chief Content Officer Nevin Adams & Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Partner Fred Reish (a.k.a. Nevin & Fred) discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on an excessive fee case.

Yes, the recent Supreme Court ruling seems likely to make it harder—perhaps much harder—to dismiss excessive fee lawsuits.  In a case that the law firm of Schlichter Bogard & Denton have argued had a “chilling effect” on excessive fee litigation.

What does it mean—and what happens next? Check it out...

Episode Resources

SCOTUS Gives Excessive Fee Suit Plaintiffs Another Shot:

Hughes v. Northwestern University et al., case number 19-1401, in the Supreme Court of the United States:

SCOTUS Ponders Excessive Fee Case:

Summary of oral arguments:

Transcript of oral arguments: