Visteon Retirees Can Keep Fighting For Benefits, Judge Says

Law360, Wilmington (October 22, 2013, 9:05 PM ET) -- A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a putative class action by retirees challenging Visteon Corp.'s move to end their health benefits following the auto parts maker exit from bankruptcy, finding the company's confirmed Chapter 11 plan did not block their claims.

The United Auto Workers and a pair of retirees filed suit in 2010 alleging the benefit cuts violated collective bargaining agreements and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act but Visteon contended its confirmed plan acted as res judicata, prohibiting the matter from...
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