Successful Summary Judgment

Philadelphia partner James Kahn  was successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of two corporate pension administration companies in an ERISA matter filed in federal court in Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  An attorney sued his former law firm to collect pension benefits owed him and also joined the two pension administrators whom the law firm blamed for the delay in pension payments.  The companies were later dismissed by the Plaintiff attorney, but the law firm asserted a cross-claim against the pension administrators.  We obtained summary judgment against the law firm based on legal arguments under ERISA and joint torfeasor law, as well on factual grounds based on admissions elicited in the deposition of the law firm principal and affidavits from former employees of the companies.