D.C. Federal Judge Remands In Dispute Over Denied Lump-Sum Payment

Mealey's (March 1, 2016, 10:15 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A decision to deny a lump-sum benefits payment pursuant to 29 U.S Code Section 1341(c) was set aside by a District of Columbia federal judge Feb. 25 in light of a failure by plan administrators to “explain adequately” their rejection of a plaintiff’s statutory and regulatory challenges to the denial (Joseph V. Fisher v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, No. 14-1275, D. D.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22966).

(Decision available.  Document #54-160309-047Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Randolph D. Moss of the District of Columbia,...
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