ERISA Suit Against AT&T, Lucent Dismissed

Law360, New York (May 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appellate court on Tuesday affirmed a district court’s decision to dismiss a long-standing ERISA case brought against AT&T Corp., Lucent Technologies Inc. and Texas Pacific Group, three years after the same court reversed summary judgment and remanded in the same suit.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit agreed with the district court that the plaintiffs in the case, former employees of an AT&T subsidiary Paradyne Corp., sought relief that was not available to them under the ERISA statutes.

The case focused on...
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