Delphi Salaried Retirees Association preparing to move ahead with lawsuit

Sunday, September 11, 2011 | JOSEPH SZCZESNY | The Oakland Press

The Delphi Salaried Retirees Association is preparing to move ahead with its lawsuit against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation despite the dismissal of part of its original complaint against the Obama administration. ~ Den Black, DSRA president, said Thursday the ruling last week by U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow gives the organization the right to question PBGC officials closely about the process that led up to the federal takeover of the Delphi salaried pension fund back in August 2009. ~~ Click here for the full article

Delphi retirees consider action a win

September 7, 2011  LARRY RINGLER, Business Editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

Delphi Corp. salaried retirees' efforts to recapture their pensions got a boost from a federal judge's ruling, even though it dismissed, for now, a lawsuit against several government leaders, a local retiree leader said Tuesday. ~~~  Click here for the full article

Federal Court rules in DSRA lawsuit: Salaried Retirees entitled to discovery on all counts against PBGC; count against US Treasury Defendants dismissed.

September 6, 2011, for immediate release:       Click here for printable release

On Friday September 2nd, Judge Arthur Tarnow in the Eastern District of Michigan issued two rulings regarding the lawsuit being pursued by the Delphi Salaried Retirees. Last September the Court ruled that the Retirees’ claims against the PBGC could proceed, and that the case should proceed to discovery so that the Retirees could pursue documents and other evidence related to their claim that the Salaried Plan was improperly terminated for political reasons. On Friday Judge Tarnow issued a new ruling reiterating that discovery was to proceed on all four counts against the PBGC, and rejecting out-of-hand the PBGC’s argument that the court should limit its review of the Salaried Plan’s termination to a deferential administrative record review. The Court also granted the Salaried Retirees’ proposed Scheduling Order, in which the parties will have until the end of April, 2012 to complete discovery. That will allow the Retirees approximately seven months to assemble evidence in the form of documents and deposition testimony from those directly involved in these decisions.

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