On Friday we reported that the DOL had let its deadline for asking for an appeal to its fifth circuit court loss pass. That meant the DOL could no longer challenge the ruling and was effectively letting the rule die. However, the AARP, as well as the states of California, Oregon, and New York, had all requested the court to let them stand in as defendants in an appeal. After about a week of time in limbo, the court has now denied all the requests, meaning case-closed, the DOL’s fiduciary rule is no more.
FINSUM: The DOL rule is so dead, that even the Consumer Federation of America, which was a major champion of it, has said it is now just focused on getting the best version of an SEC fiduciary rule.