PITTSBURGH — Trustees of United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) are suing a grocery company for alleged failure to make pension plan payments.
William J. Dillner, Jr. and Anthony M. Helfer, trustees of the UFCW, Local 23 and Employers Pension Fund, filed suit on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Harold Friedman Inc., citing violation of the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act (MPPAA) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Dillner and Helfer are the chief administrators and named fiduciaries of a pension fund to which the defendant is bound. The plaintiffs claim the defendant affected a complete withdrawal from the fund with a total withdrawal liability of $2,970,850.
Pursuant to the fund agreements, the defendant was required to make indefinite monthly payments of $5,174, but has allegedly stopped making them.
Dillner and Helfer seek judgment in the amount of $2,970,850, interest, liquidated damages, counsel fees and expenses. They are represented by Jason Mettley and Tony J. Thompson of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00189-AJS