Cerner Employees Fight To Keep 401(k) Suit Out Of Arbitration

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 5:08 PM EDT) -- Former Cerner Corp. employees accusing the health records giant of mismanaging their 401(k) plans are battling the company's effort to funnel their claims into arbitration, arguing their claims are carved out of an arbitration pact they signed with the company.

Cerner contends that four of the six plaintiffs behind the Missouri federal case have to arbitrate their grievances because they've all inked an agreement to hash out employment-related disputes concerning employee benefit plans before an arbitrator.

However, the plan beneficiaries fired back Wednesday, insisting that while the document does cover claims concerning employee benefit plans, it specifically excluded "claims for benefits...

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