Retirement Plan’s Terms Are Ambiguous, Tennessee Federal Judge Determines
Mealey's (September 14, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee federal judge on Sept. 9 determined that a retirement plan participant can allege a claim for equitable estoppel, in addition to other claims, against the plan because the plan’s applicable terms are ambiguous regarding covered employees and the beginning date of participation in the plan (Andre Deschamps v. Bridgestone Americas Inc. Salaried Employees Retirement Plan, et al., No. 12-86, M.D. Tenn.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119869).
(Opinion available. Document #54-151014-006Z.)
Andre Deschamps filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the...