Miller & Martin Obtains Victories for Zenith American Solutions in Two ERISA Benefit Plan Cases

April 24, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied a writ of certiorari seeking to overturn a decision granting a dismissal in favor of Zenith American Solutions, Inc. In Carolina Electrical Worker’s Retirement Plan, et al v. Zenith American Solutions, Inc., et al, the plaintiff benefit plans and their trustees sought relief under ERISA for losses sustained in conjunction with the Plan’s earlier decision to change accounting methods. Miller & Martin moved to dismiss the case and the district judge and the Eleventh Circuit agreed. Attorney Christopher Parker served as lead counsel for Zenith American and Bob Parsley assisted with the briefing on appeal.

On the opposite side of the country, Miller & Martin has obtained a summary judgment in favor of Zenith American Solutions in a case brought by a private hospital chain seeking additional payments and damages in excess of $750,000 from Zenith and benefits plan serviced by Zenith American. After having most of the claims against Zenith American stripped from the case in an early motion to dismiss, the remaining claims were disposed of by summary judgment by the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Christopher Parker served as lead counsel for Zenith American Solutions.