Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Advocate Health Care Network
Current Parent Company: 
Advocate Aurora Health
Penalty: 
$1,250,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
June 27, 2018
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
benefit plan administrator violation
Secondary Offense: 
pension ERISA violation
Violation Description: 

To settle a lawsuit alleging that it improperly denied ERISA protections to participants in its pension plan by claiming it was an exempt church plan, Advocate agreed to pay $300 each to class members and $1.25 million to plaintiff's counsel. The court documents do not estimate what the total cost of the payments to the class members would be.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Northern District of Illinois
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
1:14-cv-1873
Case Name: 
Stapleton et al v. Advocate Health Care Network and subsidiaries et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
non-profit
Major Industry of Parent: 
healthcare services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
hospitals
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.