NRG Must Pay Retiree Benefits Despite Ch. 11: Judge

Law360, New York (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has ordered NRG Energy Inc. to recalculate pension benefits for retired employees despite the power generator's claim that a Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan confirmed in 2003 precludes any responsibility to the retirees.

In an order signed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, Judge Glenn T. Suddaby denied summary judgment to NRG in a suit brought by Local Union No. 97 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers alleging that the company failed to comply with the...
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