Pre-ERISA Employees Cut From Marriott Class Action

Law360, New York (February 15, 2011, 4:41 PM EST) -- A federal judge has greenlighted a class action accusing Marriott International Inc. of failing to fulfill the terms of a retirement stock awards program, while booting class members who left Marriott before the Employee Retirement Income Security Act became law.

Putative class members who left Marriott before ERISA became law, including named plaintiff Robert England, cannot plausibly claim they’re entitled to payouts based on the law’s mandatory vesting requirements, according to an order Monday from U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus of the District of Maryland...
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