Trustees of the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension & Health Plans v. NYCA, Inc., No. 08-55409 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Trustees of the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension & Health Plans v. NYCA, Inc., No. 08-55409

In an ERISA action for breach of a collective bargaining agreement requiring advertising agencies to make contributions to certain benefit plans for actors, summary judgment for defendants is reversed where ERISA allows employee benefit plans to recover unpaid contributions from an employer who is not a party to the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Read Trustees of the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension & Health Plans v. NYCA, Inc., No. 08-55409

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted May 5, 2009

Filed July 15, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge O'Scannlain

Counsel

For Appellants:

Peter S. Dickinson, Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson, Glendale, California

For Appellees:

Robert S. Gerber, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, CA

Matthew W. Holder, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, CA