Judge Tarnow Order: PBGC to Release Privileged Documents

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION

In Case No. 2:09-cv-13616, Dennis Black, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Defendant, Judge Tarnow issued the following ruling on July 21, 2014:

ORDER OVERRULING DEFENDANT’S [PBGC] OBJECTIONS TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S ORDER OF AUGUST 21, 2013.

By this ruling Judge Tarnow orders the PBGC to release all documents to the Delphi Salaried Retirees.  This is another significant and positive ruling for Delphi Salaried Retirees who lost much of their pensions through the processes of the GM and Delphi bankruptcies in 2009.  The retirees' attorneys will immediately take action to obtain documents from the PBGC.
 
Judge orders PBGC to turn over documents in Delphi pension suit article
Delphi retirees cheer federal ruling  article

Significant Ruling by U.S. District Court, DC

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Today June 19, 2014, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued a significant ruling in favor of the plaintiffs, DSRA et al., effectively ordering the U.S. Treasury to produce all relevant information related to the Treasury's  involvement in the PBGC's assumption of the Delphi salaried pension plans in 2009.
The DSRA's attorneys will move forward immediately to obtain all related information from the Treasury.

Judge Tarnow: PBGC Objections DENIED as moot

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION

In Case No. 2:09-cv-13616, Dennis Black, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Defendant, Judge Tarnow issued the following ruling on May 27, 2014:

Objections of the Defendant Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to the Magistrate Judge’s Order of March 9, 2012 (ECF No. 209) are DENIED as moot.

Sen. Portman: A Step in the Right Direction for Delphi Workers

Sen. Portman again supports Delphi salaried retirees in their fight for their pensions.
  
In his weekly column this week, Senator Portman (OH) again wrote in detail of the plight of Delphi salaried retirees who have lost significant amounts of their pensions and health care benefits in retirement:
« Last week, we were able to win a small, but important victory for the 20,000 families of Delphi salaried retirees who lost up to 70 percent of their pensions because of the actions of the Obama Administration. I was able to secure an amendment in the Finance Committee that will extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), legislation that will help Delphi retirees attain affordable healthcare. Often the HCTC serves as an important bridge for older Americans who lost their pensions until they become eligible for Medicare benefits, covering 72.5 percent of their premiums. But on January 1, 2014, that tax credit expired.
Extending this credit is the least we can do for these families who lost everything as a result of the auto bailout. In the summer of 2009, as the government took GM into bankruptcy, the Obama Administration terminated the pension plans covering thousands of Delphi workers.  ~~ »