8 Lenox Retirees Win Remand Of Contract Spat

Law360 (March 3, 2010, 6:31 PM EST) -- Eight former executive employees of giftware and collectibles company Lenox Inc. who accused the company's parent of breaching a contract that guaranteed them certain retirement benefits have won a remand of the case back to state court.

Judge Joel A. Pisano of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled Monday that Brown-Forman Corp. had not met its burden to show that the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000 for any plaintiff, the amount required for diversity jurisdiction. As a result, he sent the case back to New Jersey Superior Court, where it was originally filed.

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