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Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Attempt to Prevent Plan from Recouping $250,000 Overpayment

A federal district court in the Northern District of California dismissed an equitable estoppel claim brought by a pension-plan participant seeking to prevent the plan from recouping an overpayment. See Groves v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan, Inc., No. 13-cv-2259, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38755 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2014). Relying on defendants’ representations that participants … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Rejects Claim for Reinstatement of Erroneous Benefit Payments to Ineligible Retiree

In Adams v. General Motors Company (Case No. 12-2084), the Sixth Circuit rejected an ineligible retiree’s claim for reinstatement of erroneous benefit payments under her former employer’s pension plan. The retiree received benefit payments for twenty-one months before the plan administrator realized that she was ineligible for benefits under the plan and ceased further benefit … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Rules Claim for Reimbursement is Appropriate Equitable Relief

In Wooden v. Alcoa, 2013 WL 141777 (6th Cir. Jan. 11, 2013), the Sixth Circuit ruled that defendant’s claim for reimbursement of benefits overpayments was appropriate equitable relief because defendant’s claim was properly limited to a specified fund within plaintiff’s general assets — the proportion of income that would have been reduced if she had … Continue Reading
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