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Hospital Workers Urge Deal In 'Church Plan' Suit, $1.2M Fees

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Attorneys leading a class of hospital workers accusing Advocate Healthcare Network of improperly classifying its pension plan as a “church plan” asked an Illinois federal judge Friday to grant final approval to a proposed deal that would resolve the dispute and award them up to $1.25 million in legal fees.

The attorneys — who reached the agreement after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed both a trial court and Seventh Circuit panel in deciding the legal question at hand — say the deal comes as “a direct result...
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Case Information

Case Title

Stapleton et al v. Advocate Health Care Network and Subsidiaries et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

791(Labor: E.R.I.S.A.)


Honorable Edmond E. Chang

Date Filed

March 17, 2014

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