Sun Capital Ditches Pension Fund's $4.5M Claims

By Jake Simpson (October 24, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled that private fund firm Sun Capital Partners was not obligated to pay roughly $4.5 million in withdrawal liability to a New England trucking industry pension fund group on behalf of a former portfolio company that went bankrupt.

U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock said Oct. 18 that Sun Capital was not a trade or business in the sense of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and therefore was not responsible for paying the withdrawal liability of brass and copper coil manufacturer Scott Brass Inc. Sun Capital acquired Scott Brass — a member of the New...

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