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ERISA preempts suit over pension withdrawal liability (access required)

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 preempts a suit contesting a multimillion-dollar withdrawal liability owed to the trade association that offers the pension plan because the claims challenge the plan’s terms as violative of ERISA. The plaintiffs could not avoid ERISA by framing the challenge as a declaratory judgment action. Background This removed action is ...