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Williams v. Interpublic Severance Pay Plan, 07-3146

In a suit under ERISA, summary judgment for the defendant is affirmed where: 1) there is no de novo review of the decision since the court must defer to the language of the trust; and 2) plaintiff does not qualify for benefits under a severance pay plan since he was offered a position similar with a salary equal to the previous one excluding fringe benefits.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/02/2008
  • Decided 04/29/2008
  • Published 04/29/2008


  • EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge., Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Violet H. Borowski (argued), Daley, Debofsky & Bryant, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • David K. Haase (argued), Littler Mendelson, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.
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