Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Allen v. Honeywell Retirement Earnings Plan

“Pursuant to a settlement approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in February 2008, 18 of 21 claims alleged by plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit were dismissed with prejudice in exchange for approximately $35 million and the maximum aggregate liability for the remaining three claims (alleging that Honeywell impermissibly reduced the pension benefits of certain employees of a predecessor entity when the plan was amended in 1983 and failed to calculate benefits in accordance with the terms of the plan) was capped at $500 million. Any amounts payable, including the settlement amount, will be paid from the Company’s pension plan. We continue to expect to prevail on the remaining claims in light of applicable law and our substantial affirmative defenses, which have not yet been considered by the Court. Accordingly, we do not believe that a liability is probable of occurrence and reasonably estimable with respect to these claims and we have not recorded a provision for the remaining claims in our financial statements.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Honeywell International Inc. $35,000,000
Further Information Released
Form 10-Q (p. 30 of 48) 8/15/2008
Settlement Order and Judgment 8/15/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database