Federal court rules in favor of Biden ESG retirement rule

Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a ruling on Sept. 21 refusing to block the Biden Labor Department’s investment rule allowing ESG considerations in retirement plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Texas and Utah are leading 24 other states in challenging the rule.

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