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FMG Attorneys Prevail in Multimillion-Dollar Class Action Pension Dispute in Georgia

FMG attorneys Ben Mathis, Michael Freed, and Bill Buechner prevailed on behalf of Hall County, Georgia in a pension dispute seeking over $100 million in lost contributions and profits on behalf of a class of…

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FMG attorneys Ben Mathis, Michael Freed, and Bill Buechner prevailed on behalf of Hall County, Georgia in a pension dispute seeking over $100 million in lost contributions and profits on behalf of a class of more than 100 current and retired County employeesThe plaintiffs asserted claims for breach of contract, impairment of contracts under the Georgia Constitution, and various state law tort claims based on Hall County allegedly unlawfully freezing accruals in the County’s defined benefit plan when it changed from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan in 1998.   The trial court ruled in favor of the County and rejected the plaintiffs’ argument that the freeze of accruals in the defined benefit plan constituted a “termination” of the plan under Georgia law or under federal tax lawAfterward, the Georgia Supreme Court denied plaintiffs’ petition for review of the case.  

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