Class Status Denied In AT&T ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied class certification to a former employee of AT&T Inc. who claimed that an amendment to the telecommunications giant's benefits plan reduced the pension that she and dozens of other employees would receive, on the basis that her request was untimely.

Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth denied Kathleen A. Stewart's bid to certify a global class and a “leapfrog” subclass of 175 employees on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas because she filed the motion almost three...
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