6th Circ. Revives Mich. State Suit Over Axed Pension Plan

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday revived a lawsuit brought by former Metaldyne Corp. employees accusing Heartland Industrial Partners LP of invalidating their pension plan to avoid paying them $13 million when it sold the company, finding the state-law suit not preempted by federal law.

A Michigan federal court had declared the plaintiffs' state-law tort claim over the cancellation of the contract completely preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and tossed the case, but the Sixth Circuit disagreed and remanded the suit to...
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