Court Of Appeals Affirms MetLife Case Dismissal

Law360, New York (April 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit in which former employees of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. claimed they were eligible for a one-time retirement benefit.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit said in its Tuesday ruling that the language of a letter announcing the benefit clearly didn’t include those who had not retired from the insurer.

The case, which was appealed from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, stems from...
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