United, Pilots Settle ERISA Suit Over Pension Plan Cuts

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT) -- United Airlines Inc. on Friday settled a case in Washington with hundreds of former pilots and pilots' widows who claimed the airline improperly ended a retirement pension plan.

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg signed an order dismissing the case, which also stipulated that United Airlines will withdraw a motion for contempt filed in Illinois bankruptcy court against the plaintiffs, who are led by advocacy group United Pilots for Justice. Further details of the settlement were not immediately available.

The plaintiffs claimed the company and its...
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