PPG Benefits Plaintiffs Can Appeal Toss Of Claims

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 12:41 PM EST) -- A putative class of PPG Industries Inc. retirees and spouses of deceased workers fighting the company’s plan to impose higher premium costs for medical benefits has gotten approval to appeal a ruling that barred thousands of proposed class members from bringing claims their unions had already litigated.

Judge Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday granted the plaintiffs’ unopposed bid for a certificate of appealability in order to challenge his July summary judgment order that dismissed a...
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