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July

  • Company owner restores more than $59K to Approved Products Inc. 401(k) Savings Retirement Plan in Fairfield, Ohio, following fiduciary breach [07/28/2015] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • Lawsuit returns more than $1M to workers in health care company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan [07/21/2015] [Agreed Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files complaint seeking restoration of contributions to pension plan sponsored by Brunk Industries, Inc. in Fresno, California [07/13/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files lawsuit to appoint an independent fiduciary for Ants Software Inc. abandoned 401(k) Plan in Dunwoody, Georgia [07/09/2015] [Complaint]
  • Defendants to restore nearly $37K to SIMPLE plan of Philadelphia public accounting firm following US Labor Department lawsuit [07/07/2015] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department solicits nominations for 2016 ERISA Advisory Council [07/06/2015]

June

  • Dover, Delaware, agricultural company and president sued to restore employee and employer contributions to retirement plan [06/30/2015] [Complaint]
  • Defendants to restore $26K to Windham, Maine, Simple IRA plan following US Labor Department lawsuit [06/09/2015] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Owner of former company in Emeryville, California, convicted of grand theft in 401(k) retirement funds case investigated by US Department of Labor [06/08/2015] [Criminal Conviction and Sentence]
  • US Labor Department sues Gruber Systems and its CEO to recover more than $2.6 million in losses to employee stock ownership plan [06/03/2015]

May

  • Employee Benefits Security Administration publishes plan audit quality report [05/28/2015]
  • U.S. Labor Department secures consent judgment against fiduciaries in Lakewood, Washington, who took money from pension plan for personal use [05/26/2015] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Court appoints independent fiduciary to distribute assets of I.Q. Marketing Inc. 401(k) Plan in Minneapolis [05/19/2015] [Order]
  • Fiduciary restores more than $10K to SGH Communications, Inc. SIMPLE Plan in Lakeville, Minnesota [05/14/2015] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • Labor Department sues Alabama’s Law Partners LLC for improper use of employee retirement contributions [05/08/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues defunct Oregon wood manufacturing company and its owner to restore retirement plan assets [05/04/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues Doylestown, Pennsylvania staffing company and its president to recover employee contributions owed to a 401(k) plan [05/01/2015] [Complaint]

April

  • US Labor Department sues owner of former company in Emeryville, California, to restore more than $43,000 to 401(k) Plan [04/29/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues City National Bank and officers [04/28/2015]
  • US Labor Department secures consent judgment appointing independent fiduciary for defunct lumber company in Chester County, Pennsylvania [04/27/2015] [Consent Judgment]
  • Court orders Chico, California steel fabrication company to restore more than $27,000 to 401(k) Plan [04/23/2015] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department sues Jessup, Maryland-based contractor to recover nearly $19,000 to 401(k) plan [04/22/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department obtains consent judgment restoring more than $257,000 to the shared savings plan of Sterling, Va., software development company [04/20/2015] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department sues Specialty Restaurant Group LLC to restore retirement and health plan contributions in Maryville, Tennessee [04/13/2015] [Complaint]

March

  • Fiduciaries to restore $485K to Bridgeport, Connecticut, retirement plan [03/30/2015] [Amended Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department secures payment to, appointment of independent fiduciary for abandoned Holden, Mass., Simple IRA Plan [03/30/2015] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department reaches $84 million settlement with BNY Mellon [03/19/2015]
  • US Labor Department announces additional flexibility for 401(k) plans furnishing annual investment information to workers [03/18/2015]
  • Obama administration publishes final rule on excepted benefits [03/16/2015]
  • US Labor Department sues fiduciaries of Northampton, Mass., health plan for unremitted contributions, unpaid healthcare claims [03/16/2015] [Complaint]
  • Laser and Skin Surgery of New York ESOP overpays in $24M stock sale, US Labor Department charges in lawsuit [03/13/2015]
  • US Labor Department secures appointment of independent fiduciary to administer abandoned North Billerica, Massachusetts, retirement plan [03/12/2015] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Labor Department files suit to restore losses to Massey Wholesale Co. Inc. SIMPLE IRA Plan in Dawson, Georgia [03/09/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files suit against Vic International Corp. in Knoxville, Tenn. to restore 401(k) contributions [03/09/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department secures appointment of independent fiduciary for abandoned Central Islip, New York, profit sharing plan [03/06/2015] [Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department files suit to recover losses to, appoint independent fiduciary for Albany, New York, retirement plan [03/06/2015] [Complaint]

February

  • Judgment adds to $12M recovered for Michigan and Iowa-based pension plans [02/26/2015] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • 2015 ERISA Advisory Council to hold first meeting March 20 [02/25/2015]
  • Perez v. Bothwell et al., involving the ThreeSource Inc. 401(k) Plan in Manteno, Ill. [02/24/2015] [Complaint]
  • U.S. Department of Labor files complaint to restore losses to SGH Communications Inc. SIMPLE IRA Plan in Lakeville, Minn. [02/24/2015] [Complaint]
  • Investigation returns $39.8M to more than 400 benefit plans nationwide [02/18/2015]
  • US Labor Department secures default judgment appointing independent fiduciary to terminate 401(k) plan of defunct Lansdale, Pa., company [02/05/2015] [Order]
  • Labor Department files suit to recover more than $26K for participants of Aware Environmental Inc. retirement plan in North Carolina [02/02/2015] [Complaint]

January

  • Final rule on annual funding notice requirements for defined benefit pension plans issued by US Labor Department [01/30/2015]
  • Judge bars fiduciary and orders them to restore more than $28K to SR Plastics Inc. health plan in Elberton, Georgia [01/29/2015] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department obtains judgment ordering Manassas, Va., company to restore more than $31,000 to 401(k) plan [01/29/2015] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department sues Butler County, Pennsylvania, corporation to appoint independent fiduciary for 401(k) plan [01/27/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department secures consent judgment ordering payment of unremitted contributions to retirement plan for Central NY Weight Loss LLC [01/22/2015] [Complaint and Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Perez v. Wallis et al., involving the USA Baby Inc. 401(k) Plan and U.S.A. Baby Inc. Health Plan in Lombard, Ill. [01/20/2015] [Order]
  • US Labor Department sues steel fabrication company in Chico, California, to restore more than $30,000 to 401(k) Plan [01/16/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues Douglasville, Pennsylvania, dentist to restore employee contributions to retirement plan [01/15/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues Rochester, New York, investment advisor and plan administrator to recover losses suffered as result of fiduciary breaches [01/15/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files suit seeking removal of trustees and appointment of independent fiduciary for employee benefit plan in Minnesota [01/12/2015] [Complaint]
  • U.S. Department of Labor files complaint to restore more than $23K in losses to Bonner & Borhart SIMPLE IRA Plan in Melrose, Minn. [01/12/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files suit to restore more than $500,000 to Maryland retirement plan [01/09/2015] [Complaint]
  • U.S. Department of Labor obtains consent judgment restoring more than $12K to employee benefit plans of Omaha, Nebraska, construction company [01/07/2015] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit to restore losses to The Children’s Place Inc. Welfare Benefit Plan in Bradenton, Florida [01/07/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor obtains order requiring fiduciary to restore $80K to Cargill Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. Savings Plan in La Crosse, Wis. [01/07/2015] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to appoint an independent fiduciary for abandoned employee benefit plan in Georgia [01/07/2015] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files suit seeking removal of trustee and appointment of independent fiduciary for abandoned New York City 401(k) plan [01/05/2015] [Complaint]