Honeywell Beats Retirees' Suit Over Health Care Benefits

Law360 (February 21, 2019, 8:01 PM EST) -- A Michigan federal judge threw out a would-be class action Thursday brought by retirees who claimed Honeywell International Inc. owed them health care benefits until they turned 65, citing the Sixth Circuit's finding that the benefits weren’t supposed to survive after their union contract’s expiration.

U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff granted Honeywell’s motion to dismiss the suit, which has already seen an appeal to the Sixth Circuit in which Honeywell successfully challenged a preliminary injunction that blocked Honeywell from cutting off the health care benefits for a group of former employees of an auto parts plant in Boyne City, Mich. ...

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