Amara Ruling Can't Save Foot Locker ERISA Claim: Judge

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 7:39 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday refused to revive a claim that Foot Locker Inc. failed to give a class of employees sufficient notice when it converted its pension plan into a “cash balance” plan, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Cigna Corp. v. Amara.

The plaintiff had asserted the high court's decision cleared the way for the New York federal court to reconsider and reverse its dismissal of the claim. But U.S. District Judge Deborah A. Batts denied the motion for reconsideration, saying there...
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