Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
AK Steel Retirement
Current Parent Company: 
Cleveland-Cliffs
Penalty: 
$52,834,204
Year: 
2006
Date: 
March 29, 2006
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
benefit plan administrator violation
Secondary Offense: 
pension ERISA violation
Violation Description: 

The penalty total includes $51,459,920 for the plaintiffs and $1,374,284 for their lawyers. The verdict was appealed to the 6th Circuit, which upheld the verdict in case 06-3442, and to the U.S. Supreme Court, which denied the petition for a writ or certiori.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Southern District of Ohio
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
1:02-cv-0001
Case Name: 
West v. AK Steel Retirement, et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
mining
Specific Industry of Parent: 
mining and minerals
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Parent company note: 
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