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Inmates Lose Appeal To Keep Pensions

Law360 (January 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Four prisoners have lost a bid to sue the state of Michigan for garnisheeing their pensions to pay the costs of keeping them behind bars.

The inmates, who claimed the state’s appropriation of their benefits violated the due process provision of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, lost their appeal Monday in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The jailed men, Thomas Abbott, Larry Arthur Ormsby, Antonio Mendoza and Edsol J. Stanley, had filed a putative class action on behalf of “all other prisoners, past and...
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