2nd Circ. Deep-Sixes ERISA Lawsuit Against J&J

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson is not required to make additional payments under federal benefits laws to an involuntarily terminated worker, a federal appeals court has ruled, affirming a district court's grant of summary judgment to the pharmaceutical giant.

Monday's decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed an August 2008 ruling against named plaintiff A.M. Kawski, who filed a putative class action on behalf of about 50 terminated workers in May 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New...
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