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Labor & Employment – Pension Fund Can’t Garnish Agency Payment (access required)

Carpenters Pension Fund of Baltimore, Md. v. Maryland Dep’t of Health & Mental Hygiene A pension fund attempting to collect on a $16,141 default judgment against a construction company for unpaid employer pension-plan contributions cannot garnish funds owed to the construction company by a Maryland state agency; the 4th Circuit says the garnishment proceeding violates the 11th Amendment and remands with instructions to quash the writ of garnishment.

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