US Airways Pilots Lose ERISA Appeal in DC Circuit

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected an appeal brought by former US Airways pilots alleging the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. had illegally cut their benefits short after the airliner went bankrupt in 2002, finding the pilots had supported only five of their nine claims, and that those five claims fell short.

The appeals court upheld a district court’s granting of summary judgment to the PBGC on the five counts not forfeited, writing that the pilots had failed to provide relevant arguments to support their claims in...
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