Monsanto Retirees Want Class OK'd In ERISA Fight

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 3:39 PM EDT) -- Monsanto Co. retirees have asked a judge to certify a class in their suit against two of its successor health plan providers alleging that their benefits plan has been amended in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

In the motion for class certification filed Sept. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the plaintiffs say the case's primary issue — whether the plan providing benefits to the retirees was properly amended and, if not, whether the calculation of benefits...
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