Mierau v. Turner Construction Company
ORDER of Dismissal. ORDERED that this civil action is dismissed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6) by Judge Richard P. Matsch on 02/16/12. (jjhsl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Richard P. Matsch, Senior District Judge
Civil Action Number 11-cv-02548-RPM
ROBERT M. MIERAU,
TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
In this civil action complaint, Robert M. Mierau alleges that the termination of his
employment after more than 22 years of service was in violation of 29 U.S.C. § 1140
because it was motivated by an intent to deprive him of his right to pension benefits
under the defendant’s ERISA Plan. The defendant moved to dismiss under
Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6). In that motion the employer includes a statement of facts with
exhibits A and B, being the Cash Balance Retirement Plan and Amendment Number
Two. The plaintiff’s benefit accruals ended on December 31, 2003, so Mr. Mierau’s
were vested and only earning’s based credits are added, which do not require continued
employment. In his opposition to defendant’s motion, the plaintiff does not challenge
this fact but in the complaint and his response Mr. Mierau contends that he was entitled
to unspecified “make-up” payments.
Because the plaintiff has not pleaded facts making a plausible claim for a
violation of § 1140, it is
ORDERED that this civil action is dismissed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6).
Dated this 16th day of February, 2012.
BY THE COURT:
s/Richard P. Matsch
Richard P. Matsch, Senior Judge
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