United Air Lines Pays $6M To Exit Pilots' Pension Suit

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT) -- United Air Lines Inc. agreed Thursday to fork over $6.15 million to a class of 1,300 pilots to settle a lawsuit in Colorado federal court alleging that the airline shortchanged payments into the pilots' pension funds when they went on extended military leave.

In addition to the monetary reward, United agreed to adjust its method of compensating pilots on military leave and implement methods to better communicate with its pilots about the provisions of its leave policy.

Lead plaintiff James D. Tuten asked U.S. District Judge...
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