Ohio Farmers Retirees Win Class Cert. In ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted a bid for class certification in a suit brought by two former employees at Ohio Farmers Insurance Co. who alleged the insurer got them to retire early by promising them lifetime benefits but then failed to deliver.

Judge James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio signed off on an opinion and order granting George Griffiths and Betty Collett's motion for class certification Wednesday and tapped two attorneys from Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs LLP as...
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