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April

  • US Labor Department files lawsuit to appoint independent fiduciary to administer employee benefit plan of defunct health care company [04/26/2016] [Complaint]
  • Labor Department files suit to recover over $110,000 for employee benefits plan of The Leiter Group Attorneys and Counselors Professional Corporation [04/20/2016] [Complaint]
  • Department secures consent judgment to restore of $95K to 401(k) plan sponsored by Brunk Industries Inc. in Oakdale, California [04/20/2016] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Federal court finds City National Corp. engaged in self-dealing in its 401(k) profit-sharing plan [04/18/2016]
  • Department files suit to appoint independent fiduciary to distribute $753K in 401(k) assets of defunct New Jersey marketing company [04/13/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department sues Maryland construction contractor to recover unpaid contributions to employees' 401(k) profit-sharing plan [04/11/2016] [Complaint]
  • Court severely limits ESOP attorney's ability to represent employee benefit plans and fiduciaries [04/07/2016]
  • US Labor Department files suit to appoint independent fiduciary to distribute assets of abandoned Staten Island savings plan [04/05/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files suit to appoint independent fiduciary to distribute assets of abandoned Bronx 401(k) plan [04/05/2016] [Complaint]
  • Department sues defunct Philadelphia non-profit to appoint independent fiduciary to terminate 401(k) plan [04/01/2016] [Complaint] [Complaint for Determination of Dischargeability of Debt]

March

  • Fiduciaries to restore $144k to South Portland, Maine, retirement plan following US Labor Department lawsuit [03/31/2016] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Department sues defunct Philadelphia non-profit to appoint independent fiduciary to terminate 401(k) plan [03/15/2016] [Complaint]
  • Department secures consent judgment appointing independent fiduciary to distribute $966K in 401(k) assets of defunct Pennsylvania biopharma company [03/15/2016] [Consent Judgment]
  • Labor Department obtains judgment and order against Carolina Crawler & Equipment of Charleston Inc. to restore employee contributions to the company's SIMPLE IRA plan [03/15/2016] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • US Labor Department files lawsuit to appoint independent fiduciary for the Horizon NR LLC employee savings plan in Ashland, Kentucky [03/08/2016] [Complaint]

February

  • Judge orders fiduciary to restore more than $111K to the Applied Technology Systems Inc. Retirement Plan in Cleveland, Ohio [02/24/2016] [Default Judgment]
  • Judge orders Illinois health care provider to repay more than $1.73M in losses to employee profit-sharing plan after making improper distributions [02/18/2016]
  • Yardley, Pennsylvania law firm and attorney ordered to restore $50K to 401(k) profit sharing plan following US Labor Department lawsuit [02/11/2016] [Order]
  • US Labor Department secures judgment against fiduciary to the Draeger Construction Inc. employees' benefits plan in Nevada and California [02/11/2016] [Consent Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files suit against International Association of Machinists' pension plan, trustees for multiple fiduciary breaches [02/01/2016] [Complaint]

January

  • US Labor Department obtains judgment to pay $1.1M to participants in Gruber Systems Inc. employee stock ownership plan in California [01/28/2016] [Consent Judgment and Order]
  • Fiduciary enjoined for permitting prohibited transactions from National Production Workers Union Severance Trust Plan [01/26/2016] [Consent Order and Judgment]
  • US Labor Department files lawsuit against Commodity Control Corp. in Florida, to recover losses to ESOP due to overvaluation of the company stock [01/21/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files lawsuit to recover $80K in missing plan assets from J.E. Keever Mortuary Inc. in Ennis, Texas [01/15/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department files lawsuit to recover $31K in missing plan assets from TSPA Holding Inc. in Austin, Texas [01/13/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Labor Department obtains judgment to distribute $1.3M to participants in Ants Software Inc. 401(k) Plan in Dunwoody, Georgia [01/12/2016] [Default Judgment]
  • Department files suit to force defunct Missouri engineering firm to restore $15K owed to employees' retirement and health care plans [01/05/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files suit requiring a fiduciary to restore employee contributions to AMI Associates Group Inc. 401(k) Plan in Lyons, Illinois [01/04/2016] [Complaint]
  • US Department of Labor files suit to remove fiduciary, terminate defunct Carr Freight Systems Inc. 401(k) Plan in Eagan, Minnesota [01/04/2016] [Complaint]