2nd Circ. Affirms Arbitration In DuPont ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed that a dispute between the United Steelworkers union and DuPont Co. over changes to the chemical company's benefit plans should be sent to arbitration because the union accused the company of violating a collective bargaining agreement.

In a ruling handed down Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sided with the USW, finding that the disputed issue is not whether DuPont employees are eligible for benefits, but if DuPont violated the terms of the CBA by unilaterally...
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