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Rouse Frets White Goss attorneys Dan Herrington and Garrett Hunkins join Brian Dunn and Marsha Woodward to win ERISA appeal

By August 30, 2021Client Results

Kansas City, Mo. – August 30, 2021 –  Rouse Frets White Goss successfully represented Mo-Kan Sheet Metal Workers Welfare Fund before the Missouri Court of Appeals.

The case, Pierce v. Mo-Kan Sheet Metal Workers Welfare Fund, focused on Mo-Kan’s reimbursement rights under its ERISA medical plan document.  Mo-Kan, an ERISA self-administered and self-funded multiemployer welfare fund, sought to reverse an earlier decision by the Cass County Circuit Court.  In a unanimous decision, the Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision.

Mo-Kan was represented by attorneys Brian Dunn and Marsha Woodward  of the Firm’s ERISA practice group.  Attorneys Garrett Hunkins and Dan Herrington, of the Firm’s litigation group, led the Firm’s efforts on appeal.

About the Law Firm’s ERISA group:

The Firm’s ERISA and Employment Benefits group has attorneys with career experience developing, drafting, and implementing thousands of qualified benefit plans including multiemployer plans for five labor unions.

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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes offers a depth of attorneys and experience.  Our clients benefit from blue-ribbon talent unencumbered by mega firm business models.  For more, visit

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