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.
- 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.