14.6 Disputed Payments

If any controversy or disagreement arises regarding the propriety of any payment to a Participant or a Participant’s Spouse, Beneficiary, Joint Annuitant, or Alternate Payee under a QDRO, or if a controversy arises between or among individuals or with any person claiming a right to a payment under the Plan, the Plan Administrator may (a) retain the assets involved, without liability, until resolution to its satisfaction of the controversy or disagreement, or (b) commence an interpleader in a court of competent jurisdiction. Reasonable expenses incurred in such an interpleader, including attorneys’ fees, shall be charged to the accrued benefits in controversy.


Retirement and related ben­efits for participants.