Judge Trims ERISA Class Action Against Embarq

Law360, New York (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday pared down slightly a putative class action that accuses Embarq Corp. of age discrimination and reducing retirement benefits in violation of federal and state laws.

The plaintiffs in the case, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, retired from their telecommunications jobs at companies that are now wholly owned subsidiaries of Embarq.

At one point, the plaintiffs participated in Sprint Nextel Corp. retiree benefit plans, but in May 2006, Sprint created Overland Park, Kan.-based Embarq as a spin-off...
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