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2001 Newsroom Archive

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

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December

  • National Recycling Institute's Profit Sharing Plan Ordered to Be Terminated and Assets Distributed to Participants [12/31/2001]
  • Miami Law Firm Must Restore $135,233 To Profit Sharing Plan [12/28/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Pennsylvania Trucking Company and Executives [12/27/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Judgment Establishes "Premium Holiday" for Premark's Supplemental Life Insurance Plan Participants [12/27/2001]
  • Statement of Assistant Secretary Ann L. Combs Regarding SunAmerica Advisory Opinion [12/19/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recoups $325,000 For Louisville, Kentucky, ESOP [12/19/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Year 2001 Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements [12/19/2001]
  • Chicago Court Orders Trustee To Distribute 401(k) Assets Of Primary Resources, Inc.[12/18/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Trustee And Others For Diverting More Than $2.2 Million Of New York Health And Welfare Plan [12/18/2001]
  • PWBA Answers Frequently Asked Questions On Claims Regulation [12/17/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Nevada Associations and Principals for Misusing Over $6 Million in Health Assets [12/13/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Trustee For Failure To Remit Employees' Contributions To Wisconsin 401(K) [12/13/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Extends Comment Period Two Weeks for Pending Exemptions [12/12/2001]
  • Labor Opens ERISA Investigation of Enron - Assistance to Dislocated Workers Also Begins Today [12/05/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Illinois Company and Owner Over Misuse of Pension Assets [12/04/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Trustee for Orphaned Kendallville Castings Pension Plans [12/04/2001]

November

  • Trustees Ordered To Restore $65,297 To Michigan 401(k) Plan Of Engineering Firm [11/28/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Former Gateway Data Sciences Officers For Misusing Retirement Plan Assets [11/23/2001]
  • Alabama Pharmaceutical Companies And President Ordered To Restore $29,974 In Pension Assets [11/23/2001]
  • Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao: First Step Complete On Improving Retirement Security - Encourages Increased Freedom To Manage Savings [11/15/2001]
  • Atlanta Dentists to Repay $92,979 to Profit Sharing Plan [11/08/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Assets For North Carolina Pension Participants [11/07/2001]
  • ERISA Advisory Council, Working Groups To Hold Final Meetings Of The Year On November 13 And 14 [11/05/2001]

October

  • U.S. Department of Labor Settles With A Software Company And Its Former Executives For Federal Pension Violations [10/30/2001]
  • DWP Trucking Pension Plan Trustee Being Sued for Restitution [10/29/2001]
  • Secretary Chao Announces Date Of Saver Summit 2002 Event Will Provide Expertise, Encourage Americans To Save [10/25/2001]
  • Court Appoints Manager Of 'Orphaned' 401(k) Plan [10/25/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Funds For Schenectady Employee Benefit Plans [10/17/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $4.95 Million For Electrical Workers Pension Fund [10/16/2001]
  • Advice Available for Those Facing Loss of Health Benefits U.S. Department of Labor Answers Questions, Provides Options for Continuing Coverage [10/12/2001]
  • Labor Department Files Suit to Aid ‘Orphaned' 401(k) Plan Participants [10/09/2001]
  • Owners of Home Health Care Agency Resolve Suit over Pension Plan [10/05/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Alabama Association And Plan Official For $4.15 Million In Fees, Commissions And Loans [10/04/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Benefits And Wages for New York Whistleblower [10/01/2001]
  • Illinois Firms and Owner Ordered to Repay $15,000 To 401(k) Plans under U.S. Department of Labor Consent Judgment [10/01/2001]

September

  • U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Exemption Relief Allowing Plan Loans And Extensions Of Credit Necessary After Terrorist Attacks [09/26/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Judgment Orders GMR Plastics And Owner To Repay Pension Plan [09/17/2001]
  • CPA Appointed To Manage Retirement Accounts Of Defunct Illinois Company [09/17/2001]
  • U.S. Department Of Labor Extends Deadline For Employee Benefit Plan Filings And Provides Other ERISA Compliance Guidance [09/14/2001]
  • Colorado Plan Trustee Sued For Failure To Secure Pension Assets [09/12/2001]
  • Minnesota Auto Dealership And Executives Must Restore $145,000 To Company Profit Sharing Plan [09/05/2001]

August

  • U.S. Department of Labor Settles Lawsuit With Tennessee Plan Over Erisa Violations [08/30/2001]
  • Iowa Automobile Dealers Ordered To Pay Trust Fund $291,667 As Result Of U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit [08/23/2001]
  • Youngstown Plan Trustee Charged With ERISA Violation [08/23/2001]
  • Maryland Court Stops Pension Reimbursement To Company For Past Plan Expenses [08/22/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Settles Lawsuit with Food Product Operators For Failing to Pay Health Plan Claim [08/10/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Solicits Nominations For Employee Benefits Advisory Council [08/10/2001]
  • Lascola Ordered to Repay $1.279 Million To Electrical Workers' Pension Plan [08/07/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Pension Assets For Colorado Plan Participants [08/01/2001]

July

  • CFO of Delaware Corporation Avcon, Inc., Ordered to Pay Restitution [07/30/2001]
  • Salt Lake Man Repays $100,000 To Employee Retirement Plan [07/30/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Defunct New York Investment Firm, Owner over Excessive Plan Trades [07/24/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Testifies on Legislation To Expand Access to Investment Advice [07/17/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Recovers Over $122,000 For Columbus, Ohio Pension Participants [07/13/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Wisconsin Trustee Over Misuse of Profit-sharing Assets [07/12/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Court Order Freezing Assets of Several New York Health Providers [07/12/2001]
  • PWBA Extends Date for Group Health Plans To Comply with Claims Procedure Requirements [07/06/2001]
  • Silicon Valley Workers Regain Control Of Abandoned Profit Sharing Fund - U.S. Department of Labor Judgment Replaces Absent 401(k) Plan Administrator [07/02/2001]
  • HIPAA and Other Health Laws: Compliance Assistance Seminar [07/02/2001]
  • Pennsylvania Physician And Wife Ordered To Make Restitution For Embezzling Pension Plan Assets [07/02/2001]

June

  • ERISA Advisory Council Working Groups to Hold July 17 and 18 Meetings [06/28/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues North Carolina Corporation And Trustees for Misusing Pension and Health Assets [06/27/2001]
  • Reston, Virginia Trustees Sued For Failure To Remit Employees' 401(k) Contributions And Loan Payments [06/26/2001]
  • Former Pennsylvania Man Sentenced For Embezzling Pension Plan Assets [06/26/2001]
  • Media Advisory - HIPAA And Other Health Laws: Compliance Assistance Seminar [06/11/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Virginia Pension Officials For Abandoning 401(k) Plan [06/08/2001]
  • Labor Department Sues New York Trustee Over Misuse Of 401(k) Assets [06/08/2001]
  • Dorchester, Massachusetts, Employer Agrees To Return $650,000 To Employee Benefit Plans As The Result Of U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit [06/07/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Board of Trustees of Rhode Island Electrical Workers Union Health Plan to Recover Improper Benefit Payments [06/05/2001]
  • Labor Department Recovers Over $300,000 For Youngstown, Ohio Corporate Profit Sharing Plan [06/01/2001]

May

  • Norwood, Massachusetts, Employers Enjoined From Future Violations of Federal Pension Protection Law; Barred For Ten Years From Dealing with Pension Or Benefit Plans [05/24/2001]
  • New Jersey Court Appoints Independent Fiduciary To Manage Abandoned Washington, D.C. Pension Plan [05/17/2001]
  • ERISA Advisory Council, Working Groups to Hold June Meetings [05/15/2001]
  • Maryland Trustees Are Removed From Serving An ERISA Plan Under Consent Judgments [05/14/2001]
  • Labor Department Sues New Jersey Bakery Firm And Executive Over Misuse Of Health Plan [05/08/2001]
  • Court Bars Mclaughlin, Companies from Benefit Plan Administration Defunct Plan Provided Health Benefits and Insurance to 3,000 Central Valley Teamsters [05/08/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor's Consent Judgement Orders Pension Plan Sponsor To Resume Duties And Pay Participants [05/04/2001]
  • Woburn, Massachusetts, Employers Ordered To Restore Employee 401(k) Plan Funds [05/03/2001]

April

  • Oak Brook, Illinois Pension Plan Trustee Sued Over Failure To Pay Participants Their Account Balances [04/25/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues New Jersey Bakery Firm And Executives Over Misuse Of 401(k) Plan [04/23/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Files Suit Against a Software Company and its Former Executives for Federal Pension Violations [04/18/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Participates In Seventh Annual Employee Benefits Outreach Program [04/17/2001]
  • Houston Company And Pension Trustee Sued For Misusing Over $238,000 In Plan Assets [04/06/2001]
  • Pension Officials To Make Restitution To Illinois Pension Plan [04/03/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Chicago Corporation and Trustee For Misuse of Pension Assets [04/02/2001]

March

  • Morsches Lumber Agrees To Settle U.S. Department of Labor Lawsuit Over Pension Plan Violations [03/30/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Settles Lawsuit With Snyder Farm Supply And Pension Plan Trustee [03/29/2001]
  • Colorado Plan Trustees Ordered to Repay Participants And Disband 401(k) Plan [03/28/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Missouri Trustee And Corporate Officers Over Misuse Of 401(k) Assets [03/27/2001]
  • Minnesota Automobile Dealership And Executives Sued Over $240,500 In Improper Profit Sharing Plan Loans [03/26/2001]
  • Manchester, New Hampshire, Employers Return Nearly $500,000 To Employee Benefit Plan According To U.S. U.S. Department of Labor Law Suit [03/23/2001]
  • ERISA Advisory Council Selects Study Topics [03/22/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Alleges GMR Plastics Failed To Forward Employee Contributions To Pension Plan [03/09/2001]
  • Federal Court Orders Changes In Management Of Ohio Teamsters Plans [03/08/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Files Suit Against Delaware Corporation and its CFO for Pension Violations [03/01/2001]

February

  • Labor Department Establishes Toll-free Number to Help Form 5500 Filers [02/26/2001]
  • Labor Department Announces Guidance On Delinquent Filer Program [02/26/2001]
  • Labor Department Settles its Lawsuit Against Navcom Systems 401(k) Plan Officials [02/23/2001]
  • St. Louis-Based Pension Plan Businessman and Company Placed on Probation, Fined For Embezzling 401(k) Funds [02/23/2001]
  • Former Kansas Trustee Ordered to Make $120,000 in Restitution [02/22/2001]
  • New Castle Pension Trustee Ordered To Make Restitution [02/21/2001]
  • ERISA Advisory Council Slates First Meeting for 2001 [02/16/2001]
  • Philadelphia Iron Workers' Annuity Fund and Trustees To Repay Plan $456,655 to Resolve Labor Department Lawsuit [02/09/2001]
  • Alabama Pharmaceutical Companies, Pension Plan Official Sued By Labor Department For Self -Dealing Of Fund Assets [02/08/2001]
  • Labor Department Seeks To Recover Over $1 Million From Defunct Maryland Health Provider [02/06/2001]

January

  • Rhode Island Financial Services Company And President Sued By U.S. Department of Labor To Recover Losses To Electrical Workers' Pension Plan [01/31/2001]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Former Executives of Employee Leasing Firm for Misusing Plan Assets [01/30/2001]
  • South Hadley, Massachusetts, Employer Agrees to Restore Unpaid Pension Funds to Plan Participants as the Result of U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [01/30/2001]
  • U.S. Airways Agrees To Pay $2,500 Civil Penalty In Labor Department Settlement [01/26/2001]
  • Labor Department Extends Comment Deadline on Disclosure of Employee Benefit Plan Information [01/23/2001]
  • Aurora Pension Trustees Sued Over Timely Deposit Of 401(k) Contributions [01/22/2001]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.