Providence Health & Services

Griffith v. Providence Health & Services, Case No. 14-1720
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington

Case Overview

In this pension plan lawsuit filed by Keller Rohrback and Co-Counsel, Plaintiffs alleged that Defendants were violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), a federal law, by, among other things:

  • under-funding and failing to follow ERISA’s funding rules for the defined benefit pension plan (“Providence Health & Services Cash Balance Retirement Plan, also commonly known as the “Core Plan”);
  • failing to furnish Plaintiffs or any member of the proposed Class with Pension Benefit Statements, Summary Annual Reports, Notifications of Failure to Meet Minimum Funding, or Funding Notices;
  • failing to file annual reports with respect to the Core Plan with the Secretary of Labor; and
  • failing to meet the requirements regarding the trust that holds the assets of the Core Plan.

Case Status

On March 21, 2017, the Honorable John C. Coughenour granted Final Approval of the Settlement.

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