Mark Trapp Quoted in “Pension Fund Can’t Force Co. to Pay Higher Arbitration Fees”


Mark M. Trapp, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, in the firm’s Chicago office, was quoted in Law360, in “Pension Fund Can’t Force Co. to Pay Higher Arbitration Fees,” by Kelly Knaub. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Mark Trapp of Epstein Becker & Green PC, attorney for Bulk Transport, told Law360 on Thursday the judge got it right.

“The notion that Congress intended to authorize some private third-party entity to put out its own rules or to increase to any level that it chooses a filing fee with no approval from the PBGC or no oversight whatsoever, and then they enforce that fee and it’s on penalty of an employer losing any chance of contesting the fund’s assessment — I don’t think Congress intended that, and I think Judge Durkin’s ruling reflects that sensible reading of the law,” Trapp said.

An attorney for Central States did not immediately return a request for comment on Thursday.

Bulk Transport is represented by Mark M. Trapp of Epstein Becker & Green PC.