Thursday, January 09, 2020

Challenge To Hospital's Reliance on Church Plan Exemption From ERISA Dismissed

In Sheedy v. Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2131 (MD FL, Jan. 7,2020), a Florida federal district court dismissed a suit challenging the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital Retirement Plan's reliance on the "church plan" exemption from ERISA, The suit claimed various ERISA violations and violation of the Establishment Clause.  The court dismissed plaintiff's claims on standing and other grounds.