Anderson v. Suburban Teamsters of N. Ill. Pension Fund Bd. of Trustees, No. 07-15532 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Anderson v. Suburban Teamsters of N. Ill. Pension Fund Bd. of Trustees, No. 07-15532

In an ERISA action challenging defendant pension fund's denial of disability benefits, judgment for defendant is affirmed where: 1) the fund's trustees did not abuse their discretion when they determined the date of plaintiff's disability; 2) 29 U.S.C. section 1054(g) did not apply to "employee welfare benefit plans" such as that of defendant; and 3) the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) applied by the trustees was a separate interest QDRO, and plaintiff thus could not share in any of the benefits allocated to his ex-wife.

Read Anderson v. Suburban Teamsters of N. Ill. Pension Fund Bd. of Trustees, No. 07-15532

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted September 14, 2009

Filed December 1, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Trott

Counsel

For Appellant:

Andrea A. Ambrose and Colin B. Vandell, Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles, CA

For Appellees:

Barry G. Collins, Asher, Gittler, Greenfield & D'Alba, Ltd., Chicago, IL