Reblin v. Vista Financial Group 401(k) Plan et al, No. 1:2005cv02270 - Document 7 (N.D. Ohio 2005)

Court Description: Agreed Entry and Final Judgment. This is a final judgment entry that ends this case on the merits, with each party to bear its own costs and attorneys fees. Signed by Judge Patricia A. Gaughan on 9/30/05. (Related Doc. 6) (L-C, S)
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Reblin v. Vista Financial Group 401(k) Plan et al Case 1:05-cv-02270-PAG Doc. 7 Document 7 Filed 09/30/2005 Page 1 of 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION, AT CLEVELAND RICHARD REBLIN, Plaintiff, vs. : Case No. 1:05cv2270 : Judge Patricia Gaughan : Magistrate Judge Vecchiarelli VISTA FINANCIAL GROUP 401(k) PLAN, HAROLD HOPKINS, LINDA HOPKINS, AND MARC B. MERKLIN, SPECIAL MASTER, Defendants. : AGREED ENTRY AND FINAL JUDGMENT : : This Court has considered the pleadings filed and held a telephonic hearing on September 28, 2005. The Court does hereby FIND: (1) that Marc B. Merklin, special master for Vista Financial Group, Inc. (the “Special Master”) holds a check dated March 9, 2005, drawn on Circle Trust Company for $120,285.83 (the “Check”), which represents assets of the Vista Financial Group 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”); (2) that the Plan is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”); (3) that the sponsor of the Plan, Vista Financial Group, Inc., is insolvent, no longer functioning and cannot pay for the administrative expenses of the Plan; and, (4) that the named fiduciaries of the Plan are Harold Hopkins and his wife, Linda Hopkins (collectively the “Hopkins Parties”). With the consent of the parties, the Court does hereby HOLD and ORDER, pursuant to ERISA § 502(a)(3), codified at 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(3): (1) that as of the date of this order Fidelity Management Trust Company (“Fidelity”), 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02109, shall be substituted for the Hopkins Parties as the administrator and trustee for the Plan; (2) that Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:05-cv-02270-PAG Document 7 Filed 09/30/2005 Page 2 of 3 the Hopkins Parties and the Special Master shall cooperate reasonably with Fidelity to provide Fidelity with the information and documents in such parties’ possession or control necessary for Fidelity to administer and wind up the Plan; (3) that Fidelity act as quickly as possible to wind up and distribute the assets of the Plan to the Plan’s participants and beneficiaries; (4) that Fidelity be substituted as the owner of all Plan assets in the custody or under the control of the Special Master; (5) that the Hopkins Parties and the Special Master cooperate reasonably with Fidelity to transfer Plan assets to Fidelity (and that Fidelity shall provide the name and address to whom the Check should be delivered by the Special Master); and, (6) that Fidelity be entitled to payment of its fees and expenses from the assets of the Plan. This is a final judgment entry that ends this case on the merits, with each party to bear its own costs and attorney fees. IT IS SO ORDERED AND ENTERED. /s/ Patricia A. Gaughan United States District Judge Agreed to: s/Jack F. Fuchs/s Jack F. Fuchs, Esq. (0014197) Counsel for Plaintiff Richard Reblin Thompson Hine LLP Suite 1400, 312 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 352-6700 Fax: (513) 241-4771 Jack.Fuchs@ThompsonHine.com 2 9/30/05 Case 1:05-cv-02270-PAG Document 7 s/Howard Groedel/s Howard Groedel, Esq. (0058860) Counsel for Harold and Linda Hopkins and the Vista Financial Group 401(k) Plan ULMER & BERNE LLP 1300 East Ninth Street, Suite 900 Cleveland, OH 44114-1583 hgroedel@ulmer.com Phone: 216.931.6000 Fax: 216.931.6001 s/Marc B. Merklin/s Marc B. Merklin (0018195) Special Master BROUSE McDOWELL 388 S. Main Street, Suite 500 Akron, OH 44311 mmerklin@brouse.com Phone: (330) 535-5711 Fax: (330) 253-8601 3 Filed 09/30/2005 Page 3 of 3
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