A&P's Ch. 11 Doesn't Change Job Clause In Benefits Package

Law360 (June 4, 2019, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Thursday found a union pension plan had the right to deny retirement benefits to a former manager of an A&P supermarket chain subsidiary for taking a new job in the grocery industry despite A&P's bankruptcy.

While finding plan administrators wrongly withheld the documents Richard Cohen requested while he was contesting the denial of his benefits, U.S. District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone found the plan's rules about continuing to work in the grocery industry remained reasonable even though Cohen's previous employer has been shuttered.

According to the opinion, Cohen was a bakery manager for supermarket chain Pathmark Stores,...

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