SC Johnson ERISA Class Action Trimmed

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has scrapped half of a putative class action brought by a group of former SC Johnson & Sons Inc. employees who accused the household cleaning supplies company of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by underpaying lump sum payments and reducing accrued benefits through alterations of its employee benefits plans.

Judge J.P. Stadtmueller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled Oct. 2 that the employees' claims under ERISA's anti-cutback rule and regulations governing reasonable notice of plan...
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