TRW Retirees Told To Arbitrate In Health Plan Suit

Law360, New York (December 23, 2011, 4:28 PM EST) -- A group of Michigan manufacturing plant retirees on Thursday lost their bid for class certification and summary judgment in their lawsuit against a TRW Automotive Inc. subsidiary over the discontinuance of their health care plan when a judge ruled the matter must be arbitrated.

The United Auto Workers claim the company's plan to discontinue group health care plans for retirees over age 65 on Jan. 1 in favor of giving them individual health reimbursement accounts deprives retirees of the benefits they were promised in a collective...
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