Most Of PPG Benefits Class Knocked Out By Judge

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has determined that most of a proposed class action against PPG Industries Inc. over its plan to impose higher premium costs on retired workers and spouses of deceased workers for their medical benefits has already been litigated by several unions in previous cases.

Judge Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday found that the Pittsburgh-based paint and chemicals supplier showed that the majority of the plaintiffs should be barred from bringing claims due to...
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