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GARRATT v. KNOWLES, 00-2835

Where employer's Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan is a "top hat" plan, as its purpose is to avoid limitations of the Internal Revenue Code, and is not an excess benefit plan under 29 USC 1002(36), ERISA applies.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/23/2001
  • Decided 03/28/2001
  • Published 03/28/2001

Judges

  • FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and RIPPLE and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Dom Rizzi, Miller, Faucher, Cafferty & Wexler, Matthew E. VanTine (argued), Saunders & Monroe, Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Daniel N. Janich (argued), Freeborn & Peters, Chicago, IL, for defendants-appellees.
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