Pilots Again Denied Class Cert. In US Airways Pension Fight

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 2:29 PM EST) -- A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Friday refused for the second time in six months to certify a class of retired pilots who claim U.S. Airways Group Inc. owes them interest for delayed payment of lump-sum retirement benefits.

Like she did in July, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer once again ruled that each member of the proposed class would need to have exhausted his or her administrative remedies before bringing legal action over the delayed payments. Only named plaintiff James C. Stephens actually did so,...
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