M&G Polymers Retirees Win Class Cert. In ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 4:32 PM EST) -- M&G Polymers LLC retirees and their union have won class certification in their suit alleging that the chemical engineering company breached a collective bargaining agreement by requiring former employees to contribute to their own retiree health care benefits.

Judge Gregory Frost of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Wednesday certified a class of all retirees of M&G or its predecessor Shell Chemical Co. who worked at a West Virginia plant and were represented by the union in collective bargaining, and who...
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