3rd Circ. Spurns Bid To Arbitrate ERISA Claims

Law360, New York (April 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Union workers at Rohm & Haas Co. who challenged a denial of their long-term disability benefits aren't entitled to have those claims arbitrated under the terms of their collective bargaining agreement, a federal appeals court has said.

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed and remanded a district court's finding in favor of United Steelworkers of America employees at the company's Bristol, Pa., facility who had sued the specialty materials company under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

The Third Circuit...
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