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Significant Cases*

Walker v. RTD Board of Trustees, 2003 U.S. App. Lexis 14603 (10th Cir., No. 02-1173, July 21, 2003), affirming No. 98-B-2585, D. Colo. 2002) (trustees willfully and wantonly amended pension plan to unlawfully reduce retiree pensions)

Garratt v. Walker, 164 F.3d 1249 (10th Cir. 1998) (en banc) (employer wrongfully discharged employee to deny her pension benefits, in violation of ERISA section 510, 29 USC 1140)

Reynolds v. UNUM Life Insurance Company of America, et al., (No. 97-D-2325, D. Colo. 2000)

Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Diringer, 42 F. Supp. 2d 1038 (D. Colo. 1999)

Mein v. Pool Company Disabled Employee Long Term Disability Benefit Plan, 989 F. Supp. 1337 (D. Colo. 1998)

Murrough O’Brien, et al, v. Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC, et al, No. 97-Z-2017 (D. Colo. 1999) (court approved class action settlement paying pension benefits with a present value of 3.45 million dollars to a class of 48 persons)

Aurora Police Pension Plan (APPP) v. Zoeteway, No. 95-D-1693 (D. Colo. 1998) (Granting employees Zoeteway, et al, summary judgment that APPP violated contracts clause of US and Colorado constitutions by retroactively eliminating eligibility for disability pensions)

Holt v. Winpisinger, 811 F.2d 1532 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (typical office worker under direct supervision and control of employer was employee, not independent contractor, and entitled to vesting credit under employer’s pension plan)

*Past results do not guarantee future success, these cases are listed for informational purposes only.