Can A Special Needs Trust For a Child Escape An ERISA Subrogation Interest?

This decision from a federal judge in Pennsylvania will cause excitement throughout the tort bar:  he ruled for a plaintiff who worked to  protect assets from a claimed ERISA subrogation interest by having the proceeds of a settlement go from the defendant to a special needs trust.

Law.com  published this article about the decision from Judge John P. Fullam.  The article does a nice job of explaining the articles put forward by all parties.

If you want to read the full decision in Mills v. London Grove Township, 2005-00122 (July 19, 2007), click here.