American Airlines Pensioners Want Class Cert. In ERISA Row

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:33 PM EST) -- American Airlines pensioners have asked a Texas federal judge to certify a proposed class of thousands of members in their suit accusing the airline of shorting them on retirement benefits by using an outdated mortality table in violation of ERISA.

In their motion Monday, the pensioners told the court that the proposed class in their Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit against American Airlines Inc. met the requirements outlined in Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which governs class actions.

The pensioners said that the proposed class likely numbers in the thousands, satisfying the numerosity requirement in Rule...

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