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This Case Note summarizes the case American Telephone & Telegraph Co. v. Merry, 592 F.2d 118 (2d Cir. 1979). In this case the court of appeals faced problems of statutory construction and ERISA, namely whether ERISA protected pension plans from ganishment orders ordering alimony and child support be payed while waiting for an ultimate jugment as to whether they should be paid. The court of appeals affirmed the district court's holding that ERISA did not prohibit the garnishment of pension plan benefits to satisfy alimony and support payments nor did it displace the state court's authority in this area by its pre-emption provisions.

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