What is the class action claim?

U.S. Bank early retirees – those who retired prior to age 65 (ideally before age 63)— who received benefits under Part B of the U. S. Bank defined benefit retirement plan were paid monthly benefits that were too low compared to those who retired at or after age 65 because the early retirement benefits were not actuarially equivalent to the normal age retirement benefits under Part B of the plan. In effect, early retirees were penalized by U.S. Bank for retiring early, a violation of ERISA.

Who can join this class action?

Any former employees of U. S. Bank who retired from U.S. Bank within the past six (6) years.  

Is there any cost to me?

No.  All plaintiff attorneys are litigating this case on a contingency fee basis.

What if I signed a severance agreement with a release of claims?

Severance agreements generally cannot prevent you from being part of a class action or a being a class representative in this type of case.  Please contact us if you have more questions on your specific severance agreement.

How can I help &/or participate?

     1. We are interested in reviewing documents you can download from the U. S. Bank Pension Plan website: 

  • Any U.S. Bank retirement plan documents
  • Annual Benefits Disclosure
  • Statements – Please feel free to redact any personal data

Please email to mk@mk-llc.com or fax to 212-389-6112.

  1. Refer other U.S. Bank retirees by sharing this page and or posting on social media (FB, LinkedIn).
  2. Join the case as a plaintiff Class Representative.

Read about Class Representative Duties.

Please feel free to email mk@mk-llc.com or call 212-389-6111 with any additional questions.

Online Retainer Instructions

  1. Please carefully read and check box "Part I -– Class Representative Duties"
  2. Please complete "Part II - Client Contact & Employment Information."
  3. Make sure all the required fields are filled out and as many of the optional fields as possible.
  4. Please carefully read & sign the Retainer Agreement
  5. Click the "Click to Sign" button to submit your signed agreement.
  6. Check for an email from "Adobe Sign" and click the "Confirm my email address" link to verify your signature and complete the process.
  7. One of our Attorneys will contact & speak with you by phone to finalize your joining this case. Please note: You must have a phone conversation with one of our Attorneys to complete your retention as a client of MKLLC LAW.