Philips Workers File Class Action Over Health Care

Law360, New York (January 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Over 200 Philips Electronics retirees filed a class action against the company on Tuesday, charging that a Philips subsidiary violated employee benefits laws by cancelling lifetime health plans after it went bankrupt last summer.

The suit alleges that Philips Electronics North America Corp. breached a collective bargaining agreement the company made with hourly workers in its now-defunct Philips Display Components Co. plant after the company was merged into LG Philips Displays U.S.A.

Hourly workers, as well as salary employees, who retired after the joint venture were...
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