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Wheaton Franciscan Services, Inc.

In re: Wheaton Franciscan ERISA Litigation 
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Case No. 16-4232 (fka Case No. 16-6782)

Case Overview

Plaintiffs alleged that Wheaton Franciscan, d/b/a/ Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, an Illinois non-profit corporation that was acquired by Ascension Health, improperly claimed an exemption from the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for the Wheaton Franciscan System Retirement Plan (the “Plan”).  Defendants claimed that the Plan was a “church plan” and thus is not subject to ERISA regulations.

Case Status

On January 16, 2018, the Honorable Gary Feinerman issued an order finally approving the settlement of this matter. The Settlement is now Final. For additional information regarding the Settlement, please visit the Settlement website.

Case Documents

Class Action Complaint – 06/28/2016

Class Notice -10/02/2017

Order & Final Judgment – 01/16/2018

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