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Post-Bankruptcy Pension Cost: Potential Jobs Killer

Law360 (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- This economic downturn includes a problem that we have seen before — an ever-growing number of underfunded pension plans. But one big difference this time is that additional fees imposed in 2006 can prevent a company from reorganizing and thereby hasten the day it closes its doors.

Just as it was from 2002 to 2003, pension shortfalls arose from the combination of the stock market and an overall interest rate drop at the same time. That combination of events can create deficiency in a previously fully...
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