Loveland, Bryce C.

Bryce Loveland represents numerous pension, health and welfare, training and vacation savings plans and trusts in litigation, and in ERISA, HIPAA and Affordable Care Act compliance. He is experienced in collecting unpaid employee benefit contributions, withdrawal liability and third party reimbursement for his clients. He also assists his clients with Department of Labor and IRS audit defense.

Dedicated to giving back to his community, Bryce serves as a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and serves as the chair of the Board of Nevada P.E.P., a statewide nonprofit that provides education and encouragement to families with children with disabilities. 

Representative Matters
  • Obtained judgment against employer that failed to pay required employee benefit contributions. When the delinquent employer repeatedly changed its name and continued its operations, we successfully obtained judgments against each ERISA alter ego entity, the most recent for over $1M.

  • Counsel to Board of Trustees of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union in obtaining judgment against employer for withdrawal liability on behalf of pension plan.

  • Counsel to Board of Trustees of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union in obtaining a $1.9M judgment against employer, alter ego company and owner/fiduciaries who failed to pay their employees’ fringe benefits.

  • Successfully represented Board of Trustees of the Glazing Health & Welfare Trust in obtaining declaratory judgment against Nevada Labor Commissioner that the state statute purporting to regulate trusts was preempted by ERISA.

  • Successfully defended a health plan in an action brought by plan participant for benefits.

  • Counsel to Trustees of Construction Industry & Laborers Health & Welfare Trust in obtaining judgment for delinquencies, interest, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees against delinquent employer and its owner, individually, for failing to pay employee benefits on behalf of employer’s own employees.

  • Counsel to Trustees of the Construction Industry & Laborers Health & Welfare Trust in obtaining judgment that included punitive damages against dental office for fraudulent billing to health plan.

  • Counsel in recovering third party reimbursement owed to single and multiemployer health plans in hundreds of separate matters, including a case recovering 100% of health plan’s lien against third party reimbursement settlement fund plus 100% of attorney’s fees incurred in prosecuting the lien.

  • Counsel to Trustees of the Teamsters Local 631 Sec. Fund for S. Nevada in obtaining judgments against participants who were ineligible for health plan benefits but erroneously received them.

  • Counsel to Trustees of Nevada Resort Ass’n – Int’l Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees & Moving Picture Mach. Operators of U.S. & Canada Local 720 Pension Trust in obtaining judgment against pension plan’s investment manager and investment consultant for overcharging commissions and engaging in prohibited transactions.

  • Counsel to Trustees of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 525 Joint Trust Fund in obtaining judgment against a bond company for ERISA employer’s debt to multiemployer benefit trust funds and for attorneys’ fees in excess of bond limit.

  • Assisted in obtaining judgment against a company created to avoid multiemployer benefit trust fund obligations owed by a prior alter ego company. Trustees of Const. Indus. & Laborers Health & Welfare Trust v. Pro-Cut LLC, No. 2:12-CV-00205-APG, 2013 WL 4049662 (D. Nev. Aug. 9, 2013).

  • Assisted in successfully defending national health insurer against bad faith claim for rescission of policy at the trial court level and on appeal. Siefers v. PacifiCare Life Assur. Co., 461 F. App’x 652, 653 (9th Cir. 2011).

  • Represented health insurers and Medicare Advantage organizations in emergency TRO and preliminary injunction motions involving contract disputes and noncompetition issues with providers.

  • Successful defense of health insurer in an action brought for benefits where member failed to obtain preauthorization for experimental surgery not covered under the terms of the member’s health plan. Anderson v. PacifiCare of Nevada, Inc., No. 2:10-CV-1279-GMN-PAL, 2012 WL 1155448 (D. Nev. Apr. 5, 2012).

  • Successful defense of health insurer in trial over member cost-sharing dispute.

News & Events
Community

Nevada, P.E.P., a statewide nonprofit that provides education and encouragement to families with children with disabilities

  • Chairperson (2014-present)
  • Volunteer, Governing Board member and Treasurer (2008-2014)

Charles England Local 525 Education Scholarship Trust, Board Member (2017-present)

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2006, cum laude, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
  • B.A., 2003, Brigham Young University
Admissions
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Recognition

Super Lawyers, Mountain States, Rising Star, 2014-2016

Symposium Editor, Nevada Law Journal, UNLV, William S. Boyd School of Law
Membership

State Bar of Nevada

Clark County Bar Association

American Bar Association

 

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