UAW Class Hits Ford In Visteon Retiree ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co. retirees have brought their contentious fight over health benefits to federal court, lodging a class action to stop Ford and its bankrupt spinoff Visteon Corp. from, they allege, breaching labor contracts by stripping more than 1,000 retirees and their families of lifetime health benefits.

The United Auto Workers union and two of its members filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, claiming Visteon plans to erase benefits once it emerges from bankruptcy.

The move would breach...
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