Classes Certified In ERISA Action Against Duke

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 2:45 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has opted to certify two classes while rejecting a third in a case brought by a group of older employees that accuses Duke Energy Corp. of implementing a retirement plan that favors younger workers in violation of federal law.

On Friday, Judge Bryan Harwell of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina partially granted the plaintiffs' amended motion for class certification in a case that arose out of Duke Energy's conversion of its traditional defined benefit plan to a cash...
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