9th Circuit Panel Says Dignity Health Pension Plan Not A Church Plan

Mealey's (July 28, 2016, 9:35 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 affirmed that Dignity Health’s pension plan was not subject to the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and did not qualify for ERISA’s church-plan exception because it was not established by a church or by a convention or association of churches (Starla Rollins, et al. v. Dignity Health, et al., No. 15-15351, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13574). (Opinion available. Document #54-160810-030Z.) The panel agreed with other...
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