Another Court Finds Church Affiliated Hospital Pension Plan Subject to ERISA

On December 31, 2014, the court in Stapleton v. Advocate Health denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss holding that the church affiliated hospital pension plan at the heart of the case is subject to ERISA. Ruling in line with the courts in Rollins v. Dignity Health and Kaplan v. Saint Peter’s, the court here finds that … Continue reading Another Court Finds Church Affiliated Hospital Pension Plan Subject to ERISA

Court Finds St. Peter’s Pension Plan is NOT a Church Plan & A New Case is Filed in Chicago

by Thomas E. Clark Jr. JD, LLM – April 1, 2014 Yesterday, March 31, 2014, the district court in Kaplan v. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System denied the hospital’s motion to dismiss and found as a matter of law that the hospital’s pension plan is NOT a church plan as defined by ERISA. This is the … Continue reading Court Finds St. Peter’s Pension Plan is NOT a Church Plan & A New Case is Filed in Chicago