Groom principal and chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee Ed Meehan was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article “Employers Cautioned as Suits Over COBRA Coverage Notices Add Up,” where he discussed the recent increase in lawsuits against companies over deficiencies in Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”) notices.

The lawsuits are “picking up with more frequency,” said Meehan. More plaintiffs’ law firms are getting involved, targeting larger companies, he added, according to Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law noted that this could result in significant damages since fines can be $110 per employee per day, according to Meehan.

As reported by Bloomberg Law, Meehan went on to add that most of the cases are based on the allegation that the COBRA notices don’t contain required information, that they are too complicated for people to understand, or that they are designed to scare people from filing for COBRA by warning against filing false information.

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