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7th Circuit Panel Affirms Board Service Payments Not ‘Salary’ Under Plan

Mealey's (August 12, 2016, 1:16 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 10 affirmed that a union pension fund’s denial of a former business representative’s attempt to have board services payments included in his pension benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the payments were not “salary payments” as defined by the pension plan (William Rabinak v. United Brotherhood of Carpenters Pension Fund, No. 15-1717, 7th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 14738). (Opinion available. Document #54-160914-011Z.) William Rabinak was a full-time business representative for the Chicago...
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