Ohio Federal Judge Finds Water Works Requirements Preempted By ERISA

Mealey's (October 5, 2016, 10:30 AM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — An Ohio federal judge on Sept. 30 ruled that the City of Cincinnati’s requirements for the award of construction contracts for water works jobs are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because they impact the uniformity of the structure and administrative practice for ERISA plans and create “an impediment to uniform benefit administration” (Allied Construction Industries v. City of Cincinnati, No. 1:14cv450, S.D. Ohio; 2016 U.S Dis. LEXIS 135758).

(Order available.  Document #54-161012-037R.)

U.S. Judge Michael R. Barrett of the Southern District...
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