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 for withdrawal liability on behalf of pension plan. Bd. of Trustees of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 525 Pension Plan v. Sw. Air Conditioning, Inc., No. 2:16-cv-02355-KJD-VCF (D. Nev. May 24, 2017).

  • Obtained $1.9 million judgment against employer, alter ego company and owner/fiduciaries who failed to pay their employees’ fringe benefits. Bd. of Trustees of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 525 Health & Welfare Trust & Plan v. Sec. Plumbing & Air Conditioning, No. 2:14-cv-01027-APG-PAL, 2017 WL 923913 (D. Nev. Mar. 8, 2017).

  • Assisted Trustees in obtaining declaratory judgment against Nevada Labor Commissioner that state statute purporting to regulate trusts was preempted by ERISA. Bd. of Trustees of the Glazing Health & Welfare Trust v. Chambers, 168 F. Supp. 3d 1320 (D. Nev. 2016).

  • Successful defense of health plan in an action brought by plan participant for benefits. Felix Glasco v. Employee Benefit Management Services, Inc. (Nev. Dist. Ct.) (Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment, entered on Aug. 31, 2016).

  • Obtained numerous judgments against employers that failed to pay their employees’ fringe benefits. For example, Bd. of Trustees of The Teamsters Local 631 Sec. Fund for S. Nevada v. Grand Expo (USA), Inc., No. 2:14-CV-02017-MMD, 2015 WL 4113218 (D. Nev. July 8, 2015); Trustees of Teamsters Local 631 Sec. Fund for S. Nevada v. Knox Installation - Dismantling & Servs., Inc., No. 2:12-CV-1689-JAD-GWF, 2013 WL 4857897 (D. Nev. Sept. 9, 2013).

  • Obtained judgment that included punitive damages against dental office for fraudulent billing to health plan. Trustees of the Const. Indus. & Laborers Health & Welfare Trust v. Vargas, DDS (Nev. Dist. Ct.) (Order, entered on June 17, 2014).

  • Recovered third party reimbursement owed to single and multiemployer health plans in hundreds of separate matters. For example, The Powell Litigation Group v. Peltier, 2013 WL 6978781 (Nev.Dist.Ct.) (recovering 100% of health plan’s lien against third party reimbursement settlement fund plus 100% of attorney’s fees incurred in prosecuting the lien).

  • Obtained judgments against participants who were ineligible for health plan benefits but erroneously received them. Trustees of the Teamsters Local 631 Sec. Fund for S. Nevada v. Beavers, No. 2:13-CV-00824-GMN, 2014 WL 1302035 (D. Nev. Mar. 28, 2014)

  • Obtained judgment against pension plan’s investment manager and investment consultant for overcharging commissions and engaging in prohibited transactions. 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 v. Grasswood Partners, Inc., No. 2:11-CV-00044-MMD, 2013 WL 1249617 (D. Nev. Mar. 27, 2013).

  • Obtained judgment against a bond company for ERISA employer’s debt to multiemployer benefit trust funds and for attorney’s fees in excess of bond limit. Trustees of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 525 Joint Trust Fund v. Pyles, A663410, 2013 WL 6222083 and subsequent order entered on Jan. 28, 2014 (Nev.Dist.Ct.).

  • 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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