Teamsters Fund asks High Court to take up pension dispute

By Kellie Mejdrich (June 1, 2022, 8:48 p.m. EDT) — A Teamsters pension fund on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Second Circuit ruling allowing a wholesale grocer to avoid him pay $58 million, arguing that the appeals court ruling misinterpreted federal laws designed to prevent employers from using corporate transactions to circumvent liability.

The New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund, in a motion for writ of certiorari, asked the High Court to consider whether the Second Circuit erroneously ruled in January that C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. did not have to assume Penn Traffic’s $58 million debt to the fund. The fund asked the High Court…

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