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December

  • Appointees to ERISA Advisory Council announced by US Department of Labor • 14-2239-NAT [12/15/2014]
  • Advance copies of 2014 Form 5500 and 5500-SF, final copy of 2014 Form M-1 released by US Labor Department [12/15/2014]
  • Fiduciaries of national multi-employer benefit plan based in Cherry Hill, N.J., ordered to pay $4.7 million in assets and interest • 14-2205-PHI [12/08/2014]
  • U.S. Department of Labor files complaint to remove fiduciaries of Rose Business Forms Company’s employee benefit plans • 14-38-CHI [12/01/2014] [Complaint]

November

  • US Labor Department obtains consent judgment restoring more than $475,000 to 401(k) plan of Wilmington, Delaware, construction company • 14-094-PHI [11/20/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor announces public hearing on Credit Suisse • 14-2115-NAT [11/14/2014]
  • Interim final rule making Form 5500 changes required by the CSEC Act published by US Labor Department [11/07/2014]
  • US Labor Department achieves restoration of nearly $2M in health benefits for welfare benefit plan clients of Cox Enterprises Inc. • 14-1287-NAT [11/06/2014]
  • US Labor Department files suit against fiduciaries of Wheeling, West Virginia, retirement plans • 14-2021-PHI [11/04/2014]

October

  • US Labor Department sues metal and wood fabrication company in Reading, Pennsylvania, to restore employee contributions to retirement plan • 14-088-PHI [10/31/2014] [Complaint]
  • More than $66,000 to be restored to AAR Inc. 401 (k) Plan in Newark, California, under consent judgment obtained by US Labor Department • 14-2043-SAN [10/28/2014] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • U.S. Department of Labor sues Spartan Roofing Company Inc. to distribute more than $397,300 of profit sharing plan assets following investigation • 14-37-CHI [10/29/2014] [Complaint]
  • ERISA Advisory Council to hold public meeting Nov. 3-4 • 14-1934-NAT [10/22/2014]
  • Judge orders fiduciary to restore $53,287 to Industrial Surfacing Corp. 401(k) Plan in Urbana, Illinois • 14-36-CHI [10/21/2014] [Default Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to restore losses to employee benefit plan of Raydar Inc. in Odon, Indiana • 14-35-CHI [10/08/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files suit to restore losses to South Portland, Maine, retirement plan • 14-173-BOS [10/07/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues Dallas area freight transportation services to recover $62,000 in missing retirement contributions • 14-1408-DAL [10/06/2014]
  • US Labor Department files suit to restore losses and appoint an independent fiduciary for an abandoned Holden, Mass., Simple IRA Plan • 14-169-BOS [10/06/2014] [Complaint]
  • Obama administration announces adjustments to excepted benefits regulations • 14-1863-NAT [10/01/2014]

September

  • Rule for e-filing "top hat" plan statements proposed by US Labor Department [09/29/2014]
  • Judge orders fiduciary to restore $275K to Nohl Crest Homes Corp. Employee Stock Ownership Plan in Oldsmar, Florida • 14-1971-ATL [09/25/2014] [Consent Judgment and Order] [Amended Order]
  • US Labor Department files suit to recover more than $30,000 in employee contributions to benefit plans of defunct Hanco Inc. in Peru, Indiana • 14-34-CHI [09/24/2014] [Complaint]
  • Perez v. Laura M. Prioli and Stephen C. Main involving the failure to remit employee contributions to the 401(k) Plan of Gulf Shores Marina in Florida • 14-1760-ATL [09/22/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor obtains consent judgment requiring former owners of defunct Bigler, Pa., trucking company to restore assets to 401(k) plan • 14-079-PHI [09/12/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department lawsuit seeks removal of plan fiduciary and appointment of independent fiduciary to distribute 401(k) plan assets of defunct Lansdale, Pa., company • 14-078-PHI [09/12/2014] [Complaint]
  • ERISA Advisory Council to hold open meeting Monday, Sept. 29 • 14-1660-NAT [09/08/2014]
  • US Department of Labor obtains judgment on behalf of Home Comp. Care Inc. Savings & Retirement Plan in Chicago • 14-33-CHI [09/03/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit to appoint independent fiduciary to distribute welfare benefit plan funds of bankrupt company formerly located in Penn Hills, Pa. • 14-076-PHI [09/02/2014] [Complaint]
  • Judgment orders fiduciaries to restore more than $33,000 to Teletrans Services Inc. Savings and Retirement Plan in Green Bay, Wisconsin • 14-31-CHI [09/02/2014] [Complaint]
  • U.S. Department of Labor files suit to restore losses to Indianapolis-based AIT Laboratories Employee Stock Ownership Plan • 14-32-CHI [09/02/2014] [Complaint]

August

  • Independent fiduciary appointed for abandoned benefit plan after US Labor Department suit • 14-1576-NEW [08/27/2014]
  • More than $59,300 to be restored to Nickson’s Machine Shop 401(k) Savings Plan in Santa Maria, Calif. under consent judgment obtained by US Labor Department • 14-1531-SAN [08/20/2014] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Labor Department requests information on use of brokerage windows in 401(k) plans • 14-1523-NAT [08/20/2014]
  • Judgment orders fiduciaries to restore more than $59,000 to Connor Companies Health and Welfare Plan in Laona, Wisconsin • 14-30-CHI [08/19/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • Judge appoints independent fiduciary to distribute assets of Universal Custom Process Inc. 401(k) Plan in Toledo, Ohio • 14-29-CHI [08/19/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to appoint independent fiduciary to distribute assets of I.Q. Marketing Inc. 401(k) Plan in Minneapolis • 14-28-CHI [08/19/2014] [Complaint]
  • Court orders default judgment requiring fiduciary to restore losses to Storrow Kinsella Associates Inc. SIMPLE IRA Plan in Indianapolis • 14-27-CHI [08/18/2014] [Default Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit to restore employee contributions to 401(k) plan of Manassas, Va., construction company • 14-072-PHI [08/14/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department obtains judgment restoring nearly $13,000 in employee contributions to SIMPLE IRA of Bristol, Va., company • 14-073-PHI [08/14/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • Perez v. Michael Miles and Leon Stadther involving Miles & Associates Inc. 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan in Charlotte, North Carolina • 14-1509-ATL [08/11/2014] [Order of Settlement]
  • Judge orders company president to restore more than $143,000 to retirement plan of Attevo Inc. in Cleveland • 14-1385-CHI [08/05/2014]
  • Judges orders fiduciary to restore losses to the employee benefit plan of The Anesthesia & Pain Center of Akron, Ohio • 14-26-CHI [08/05/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]

July

  • Judgment orders company owner to restore more than $11,000 to Pinnacle Telemarketing Inc. 401(k) Plan in Kaiser and Lebanon, Mo. • 14-25-CHI [07/28/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department's ERISA Advisory Council to hold public meeting Aug. 19-21 • 14-1369-NAT [07/24/2014]
  • US Labor Department files suit to recover more than $15,000 for participants in SLP Machine Simple IRA Plan in Ham Lake, Minn. • 14-24-CHI [07/22/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues to restore more than $28,000 in employee contributions to 401(k) plan of Berlin, NJ, catering company • 14-067-PHI [07/21/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department sues to restore employee contributions to 401(k) plan of Yardley, Pa., law firm • 14-066-PHI [07/16/2014] [Complaint]
  • Perez v. Scott W. Rothstein involving default judgment regarding 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • 14-1296-ATL [07/09/2014] [Order On Motion for Default Judgment] [Final Default Judgment]
  • Judge orders Pro Systems Corp. Group Health Plan to repay more than $200,000 to clients for failing to disclose use of health care fees • 14-719-KAN [07/01/2014]

June

May

  • US Labor Department files suit to recover employee contributions to 401(k) plan of lumber company in Kennett Square, Pa. • 14-034-PHI [05/30/2014] [Complaint]
  • Perez v. Robert “Mack” and Sharon Durham involving judgment of Palmetto Family Medical Group P.C.’s 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan in Williamston, SC • 14-972-ATL [05/27/2014] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department sues to reinstate Los Angeles union employee • 14-896-NAT [05/21/2014]
  • Department of Labor Obtains Judgment to recover more than $28,000 to the Sister Rosalind Gefre Employee Retirement Plan in Minneapolis • 14-21-CHI [05/20/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit to appoint independent fiduciary to distribute assets of Tincher Chevrolet Oldsmobile 401(k) Plan in Plattsmouth, Neb. • 14-20-CHI [05/13/2014] [Complaint]
  • Judge orders independent fiduciary to terminate employee benefit plan of Clifford Replacement Windows & Siding and distribute assets • 14-19-CHI [05/09/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to recover more than $33,000 for employment benefits plan of Remodel King Construction in Rapid City, SD • 14-18-CHI [05/07/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor obtains consent judgment ordering trustees of Western Steel Erection 401(k) Plan to restore more than $5,900 in benefits • 14-17-CHI [05/06/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • Administration announces proposal to clarify availability of Health Insurance Marketplace coverage to workers eligible for COBRA • 14-750-NAT [05/02/2014]
  • Perez v. Samuel McCutchin, et al., involving default judgment of Upper Darby, Pa., heating company • 14-026-PHI [05/01/2014] [Default Judgment]
  • Perez v. Timothy A. Clark, et. al., involving 401(k) plan of Enola, Pa., medical practice • 14-027-PHI [05/01/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit against Pro Systems Corp. Group Health Plan for failing to disclose use of health care fees charged to its clients • 14-16-CHI [05/01/2014] [Complaint]

April

  • Perez v. Aubrey Needham involving imprudent investments causing losses to the Ditch Witch Equipment of Tennessee Inc. Profit-Sharing Plan • 14-712-ATL [04/30/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor obtains court order freezing 401(k) fiduciary’s account • 14-676-SEA [04/24/2014]
  • Perez v. Roadrunner Material Distributors Inc. involving abandoned plan of defunct Placentia, Calif., building materials company • 14-679-SAN [04/21/2014] [First Amended Complaint]
  • Judge orders Replica Windows, Steuber & Morris Joiners in Oglesby, Ill., and William Morris to restore losses to employee benefit plans • 14-14-CHI [04/21/2014] [Default Judgment]
  • Perez v. William Kristen Hathaway, et al., involving default judgment against Baltimore, Md., drug treatment center • 14-022-PHI [04/10/2014] [Default Judgment]
  • Perez v. Nyanjom, et al., involving consent judgment of Columbia, Md., medical provider • 14-021-PHI [04/10/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • Owners of Guardian Graphics, Ltd. to restore more than $50,000 to Chicago employee retirement plan • 14-13-CHI [04/08/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit against Melrose, Mass., retirement plan fiduciaries to recover uncollected contributions, appoint independent fiduciary • 14-045-BOS [04/02/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to recover losses to Cargill Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc. Savings Plan in La Crosse, Wis. • 14-12-CHI [04/01/2014] [Complaint]

March

  • Judge orders trustee to restore losses to Louis & Riparetti Retirement Plan in Scotts Valley, Calif. • 14-549-SAN [03/31/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor sues Tucker, Ga.-based Distribution by Datagen to recover unremitted premiums and unpaid medical claims • 14-326-ATL [03/31/2014]
  • U.S. Department of Labor files contempt petition involving Air Gage Co. 401(k) Plan & Air Gage Co. Health Care Plan in Livonia, Mich. • 14-11-CHI [03/27/2014] [Civil Contempt Petition]
  • US Labor Department files suit to remove trustee of Queens, NY, 401(k) plan • 14-042-BOS [03/27/2014] [Complaint]
  • Fiduciary to repay more than $9,000 in unremitted contributions to Carnegie Body Company 401(k) Retirement Plan in Cleveland, Ohio • 14-10-CHI [03/18/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit, seeking appointment of independent fiduciary for abandoned New York City retirement plan • 14-37-BOS [03/17/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announces new appointments, leadership for 2014 ERISA Advisory Council • 14-394-NAT [03/12/2014]
  • US Labor Department proposes that service providers give employers a guide for 401(k) fee disclosures • 14-361-NAT [03/11/2014]
  • ERISA Advisory Council to meet March 26 • 14-397-NAT [03/10/2014]
  • Perez v. American Therapeutic Corp. Inc. involving abandoned plan in Miami, Fla. • 14-387-ATL [03/06/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor secures appointment of independent fiduciary to free 401(k) assets of defunct Syracuse, NY, construction company • 14-184-BOS [03/03/2014]
  • US Labor Department sues Radford, Va.-based employer, pension plan trustees to recover assets • 14-012-PHI [03/03/2014] [Complaint]

February

  • Webcast will advise college seniors, young workers on saving for retirement • 14-327-NAT [02/26/2014]
  • US Department of Labor secures appointment of independent fiduciary for abandoned Brooklyn, NY, retirement plan • 14-027-BOS [02/25/2014] [Judgment and Order]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to restore losses to employee benefit plan of The Anesthesia & Pain Center of Akron, Ohio • 14-9-CHI [02/20/2014] [Complaint]
  • Obama administration announces final rule regarding Affordable Care Act 90-day waiting period limitation • 14-0297-NAT [02/20/2014]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to restore losses to Guardian Graphics Profit Sharing Plan in Chicago • 14-8-CHI [02/18/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues defunct California pet clinic and its owners to restore assets and recover lost employee contributions to profit sharing plan • 14-262-SAN [02/13/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to restore nearly $15,000 in losses to employee retirement plan of Madison-based IDS Sales & Engineering Inc. • 14-6-CHI [02/13/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to terminate employee benefit plan of Clifford Replacement Windows & Siding and distribute assets • 14-7-CHI [02/13/2014] [Complaint]
  • Perez v. Gail Garrow involving failure to properly administer and terminate IAQ Inc. company’s 401(k) plan in Captiva, Fla. • 14-223-ATL [02/11/2014] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files complaint to restore losses to the Nickson’s Machine Shop Inc. 401(k) Savings Plan in Santa Maria, Calif. • 14-230-SAN [02/07/2014] [Complaint]
  • Judge orders trustees to restore losses to Mid-States Express Inc. 401(k) Plan; fiduciary ordered to restore losses to the Employee Benefit Plan in Aurora, Ill. • 14-5-CHI [02/06/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment] [Final Order]
  • US Labor Department secures appointment of independent fiduciary for abandoned Albany, N.Y. 401(k) Plan • 14-016-BOS [02/05/2014] [Memorandum-Decision and Order]
  • Department of Labor obtains consent judgment to restore unremitted employee contributions to retirement and health plans of Sunset Golf • 14-4-CHI [02/04/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit against fiduciary of Weymouth, Mass. profit-sharing plan to recover unremitted employee contributions • 14-015-BOS [02/04/2014] [Complaint]
  • Perez v. Burgess Baird Jr. involving prohibited loans and investments made by DSI Contracting Inc.’s profit sharing retirement plan in Austell, Ga. • 14-171-ATL [02/04/2014] [Complaint]

January

  • Department of Labor files complaint to recover loss to Cleveland-based Applied Technology Systems Inc. Retirement Plan • 14-3-CHI [01/29/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department obtains consent judgment restoring more than $51,000 to the 401(k) plan of defunct Marlton, NJ, beauty salon and spa  • 14-005-PHI [01/27/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • Perez v. Darryl J. Grandy and the Syracuse Lithographing Co. Employees Profit Sharing Retirement Plan in Syracuse, NY • 14-010-BOS [01/23/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • Perez v. Zohouri Group involving failure to administer and terminate the company's 401(k) plan in Alpharetta, Ga. • 14-76-ATL [01/15/2014] [Default Judgment and Order]
  • US Department of Labor sues trustees of Western Steel Erection 401(k) Plan to recover more than $5,000 in retirement benefits • 14-02-KAN [01/15/2014] [Complaint]
  • Trustees of Hico Flex Brass Co. restore more than $79,000 to Machesney Park, Ill., employee retirement plan • 14-01-CHI [01/14/2014] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Department of Labor obtains consent judgment ordering restoration of almost $53,000 to SIMPLE IRA plan of former Rhode Island day care business • 14-004-BOS [01/08/2014] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to recover unpaid contributions to 401(k) plan of West Haven, Conn., contractor • 14-003-BOS [01/08/2014] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues Bigler, Pa., trucking company to recover employee's contributions and payments to 401(k) plan • EBSA 14-001 [01/02/2014] [Complaint]