The appellate court has rejected the use of the "Segal Blend" when calculating withdrawal liability.
The New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund, in its long-running legal attempt to collect withdrawal liability, has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.
As the appellate decision explains, ownership percentages are less important than organizations’ operating structures when determining withdrawal liability from a multiemployer union pension.
In its notice of intent to request OMB approval, the agency is asking for stakeholder comments,
On appeal, the candy company contended that the district court misapplied the federal statute governing multiemployer pension funds in critical status and, second, that the court erred in holding that it had failed to plead adequately its affirmative defenses.
Following extensively detailed deliberation citing important SCOTUS rulings and other precedents, the district court ruling rejects a multiemployer plan’s usage of the so-called “Segal Blend” to set the discount rate for assessing a member's withdrawal liability.