6th Circ. Affirms Toss Of ERISA Suit V. Engineering Co.

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed summary judgment against two local union benefits groups and an administrator in a Michigan fringe benefits case against civil engineering and construction company Washington Group International Inc.

The firm, which contracts with several unions, is not required to make contributions related to industry promotion funds, according to Wednesday's ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

In September 2006, the plaintiffs sued the firm, claiming a global collective bargaining agreement required Washington Group to make “like-kind” fringe...
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