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Henkels & McCoy May Owe Benefit Fund for Verizon Job (Correct)

Feb. 17, 2021, 5:51 PM; Updated: Feb. 18, 2021, 3:57 PM

A retirement plan covering unionized electrical workers convinced the Sixth Circuit to revive its lawsuit seeking more than $350,000 in contributions from Henkels & McCoy Inc. based on work the utility infrastructure contracting firm did installing a 5G network for Verizon in Michigan and other projects.

Henkels denied it owed additional contributions, pointing to a 2011 memorandum of understanding with the National Electrical Annuity Plan that includes an exemption for “outside telephone work,” which the company said applies to the work it did for Verizon in Michigan.

But “outside telephone work” is an ambiguous term, and the record contains evidence ...

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