Court Limits Relief For ERISA Discrimination

Law360, New York (May 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- * Claims *

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled in Eichorn v. AT&T Corp., No. 05 Civ. 5461, 2007 WL 1266133 (3d Cir. May 2, 2007), that a request to adjust participants’ pension records was nothing more than a request for compensatory damages, and thus was not available as relief for a claim under ERISA § 510, 29 U.S.C. § 1140.

* Background *

Plaintiffs were former employees of Paradyne Corporation. In 1996, Lucent Technologies Inc. sold Paradyne to another business....
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