United States Seventh Circuit

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Central States v. Phencorp Reins. Co., Inc., 05-2058

Dismissal for ineffective service and lack of personal jurisdiction in a suit involving withdrawal from a multiemployer pension plan is reversed and remanded for discovery on the matter of jurisdiction where plaintiffs established a prima facie case for general jurisdiction, and where the error in service was a curable defect.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/05/2006
  • Decided 03/13/2006
  • Published 03/13/2006


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


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John J. Franczyk, Jr. (argued), Rosemont, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Christopher E. Paetsch (argued), Brent I. Clark, Seyfarth & Shaw, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.