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Category: Severance

Your ERISA Watch – Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Challenging Severance Plan’s General Release Requirement

This week’s notable decision is Castellon-Vogel v. International Paper Company, __F.App’x__, 2020 WL 5891679 (6th Cir. Oct. 5, 2020). Martha Castellon-Vogel (Vogel) worked as an engineer for International Paper Company (IPC). The company’s ERISA welfare benefit plan provided that Vogel…

Your ERISA Watch – D.C. Circuit Holds That Participant Is Entitled to Deferred Compensation Benefits Despite Termination for Refusing to Transfer Positions

This week’s notable decision is Peck v. SELEX Sys. Integration, Inc., No. 17-7138, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 3431740 (D.C. Cir. July 17, 2018).  Plaintiff Ronald Peck was a participant in Defendant SELEX Systems Integration’s “top-hat” ERISA-governed deferred compensation plan.  After working…

ERISA Watch – Kantor & Kantor wins motion in severance benefit class action lawsuit

This week’s notable ERISA decision comes from the Kantor & Kantor LLP private collection.  Our case, Carlson v. Northrop Grumman Corp., No. 13-cv- 2635, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89083 (N.D. Ill. July 11, 2016), involves a putative class of former employees…


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