AXA Benefits Plaintiffs Lose Cert. Bid On Contract Claim

Law360, New York (January 4, 2010, 3:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to grant class certification for a breach of contract claim in a case accusing AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co. of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by changing its retiree health benefit plan.

In an order Dec. 29, Judge Dale S. Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said the plaintiffs had not met the requirements for class certification with regards to a claim that AXA breached its contract with employees by failing to continue...
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