The Ambushed Fiduciary: Does Authority Over a Corporate Account Cross the Line?

Corporate officers can wear two hats under ERISA: the corporate officer hat or the ERISA fiduciary hat. Actions taken wearing the corporate officer hat are traditionally not fiduciary functions. However, a recent decision from Florida, Perez v. Geopharma, Inc., crafted an interesting but flawed argument that mere authorization to sign on a corporate bank account could make an officer a fiduciary. Source:

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Richard M. Todd