DC Circ. Upholds Ruling Against Hilton In ERISA Case

Law360, Los Angeles (December 17, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- Finding a district court “well within its discretion,” the D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld a decision in a class action against Hilton Hotels & Resorts finding the hotel chain had improperly accrued employees’ benefits in violation of federal retirement income regulations.

The complaint was first filed in 1988 by Hilton employee and retirement plan participant Jamal J. Kifafi, who sued on behalf of himself and others accusing Hilton of “backloading” its plan by awarding benefits to employees in later years of service at a rate disproportionately...
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