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7th Circuit addresses lump-sum pension distribution question

Lump-sum pension distributions are frequently the subject of litigation and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed such a case in Dennison v. MONY Life Retirement Income Security Plan for Employees, 2013 U.S.App.LEXIS 4651 (7th Cir. March 6, 2013). The named plaintiff in a class action, John Dennison, was employed by MONY (Mutual of […]

Converting to cash balance plans can be tricky

Pension plans in the United States have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 30 years. The traditional defined-benefit plan which offers an annuity for a stated amount based on salary and years of service has been virtually eliminated and replaced by defined-contribution plans, popularly known as the “401(k) plan,” where the employee contributes a […]