Northrup Grumman Pension Litigation
Attorneys at Kantor & Kantor, with co-counsel at Renaker Scott, filed suit on behalf of two Northrop Grumman retirees whose pension benefits were miscalculated for many years both prior to and after their retirements.
The plaintiffs allege that after they retired, their pensions were reduced by more than half.
The case, which was originally filed in 2018, has since split into two cases, one in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County, and one in federal court.State Case in California
In the state case, the plaintiffs assert claims for professional negligence and negligent misrepresentation against Alight Solutions LLC, which was the outside administrator for Northrop Grumman’s pension plans. The plaintiffs have recently sought to amend their state-law complaint to add claims of fraud and concealment against Alight. They seek damages for the harm they suffered when their pensions were radically reduced following years of misrepresentations.Federal Case
In the federal suit, the plaintiffs are currently pursuing an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from dismissal of their claim for violation of ERISA disclosure requirements. This claim is based on the erroneous pension statements provided to them by the Administrative Committee of the Northrop Grumman Pension Plan prior to retirement. They seek equitable relief and statutory penalties.
In both cases, the plaintiffs seek class action status, meaning that they intend to ask the courts to allow them to proceed on behalf of similarly situated Northrop pension plan participants whose benefits were overstated and then recalculated.
- Read the state court complaint.
- Read the state court’s order overruling Alight’s Demurrer.
- Read the plaintiffs’ briefs in the federal appeal: opening brief and reply brief.
Status of the Litigation
This page will be updated as the case proceeds.
If you have questions or additional information that you feel supports the claims of this class-action lawsuit, please contact Elizabeth Hopkins or Susan Meter at 818-886-2525.