DuPont Must Arbitrate Benefits Grievances: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Collective bargaining agreements between two unions and DuPont Co. provide for arbitration, a federal appeals court has ruled, affirming district court rulings against the chemical giant in benefits lawsuits that originated in New Jersey and Delaware.

There is no strong evidence that the company and the unions intended to exclude the benefits disputes at issue from arbitration, according to Thursday's opinion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

"Because appellees’ grievances are not disputes about benefit eligibility but rather constitute arguments that DuPont...
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