Federal judge: Saint Peter’s pension case can proceed
A New Jersey federal district court judge recently ruled that the pension plan of city-based Saint Peter’s University Hospital is not a “church plan” exempt from the protections of federal pension law.
Decision in Saint Peter’s “Church Plan” Case a Victory for Workers and Retirees; Lawsuit against Hospital Can Proceed
WASHINGTON – On Monday, a New Jersey federal district court judge ruled that a pension plan established by religiously-affiliated hospital is not a “church plan” exempt from the protections of federal pension law. The Honorable Michael A. Shipp denied a motion to dismiss filed by the hospital in a lawsuit brought by a former hospital […]
Courts question law leaving pensions unprotected
New rulings against Catholic hospital chains on both coasts have intensified a faceoff between religiously affiliated employers and workers who are alarmed by the companies’ efforts to avoid insuring or funding their pensions.