Columbia U. Workers Regain Class Cert. In ERISA Row
Law360 (November 16, 2018, 8:01 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge certified a class of current and former Columbia University workers in their Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit against the university on Thursday, moving the case forward from a dispute about whether a magistrate judge properly weighed in on class certification last week.
U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels used the same rationale as U.S. Magistrate Judge Stewart Aaron to certify the roughly 24,000-member class, adopting logic set forth in a 2017 case called Leber v. Citigroup 401(k) Plan Investment Committee when determining it was OK for the workers to sue over certain funds they hadn't...
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