Maytag ERISA Suit Against Unions Moves Toward Trial

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 4:00 PM EST) -- A judge has denied an attempt by Maytag Corp. to secure an early win in the company’s suit against a pair of labor unions over the unilateral alteration of retiree medical benefits, saying the case is still rife with factual ambiguities.

Judge James Gritzner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa on Wednesday paved the way for the home appliance maker’s suit to proceed to trial, ruling that questions surrounding a collective bargaining agreement between former Maytag and employees at its Newton,...
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