6th Circ. Affirms UAW Didn't Breach CBA

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit held Monday that state law claims brought by CNH America LLC against the United Auto Workers were not preempted by federal labor law, but said the union had not breached a collective bargaining agreement.

A panel upheld the lower court's conclusion that the UAW had not breached a CBA by funding a still-pending lawsuit against CNH over retiree health care benefits, but reversed the trial court's holding that Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act preempted CNH's state law claims. One of...
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