An executive complained to the company’s internal accountants regarding money withheld from his paycheck not being deposited in a timely manner into his retirement and health savings accounts within the time period required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Over the next few months, the executive made several complaints with other officers of the company, but did not file a written complaint. The executive finally received a check to make up for the missed deposits plus interest, but was soon thereafter terminated prior to expiration of his employment agreement. The executive filed suit under ERISA Section 510, which prohibits retaliation “against any person because he has given information or has testified or is about to testify in any inquiry or proceeding relating to ERISA.” The district court granted the company’s motion for summary judgment and held that Section 510 did not cover the executive’s complaints because an “inquiry” should be understood to be in a more formal proceeding. On appeal, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s decision and held that “inquiry” could also refer to asking or questioning by an employee in an informal setting. George v. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc., No. 11-3291 (7th Cir. Sept. 4, 2012).