GM Ch. 11 Judge Backs Away From $450M Union Feud

Law360, New York (August 23, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge overseeing the liquidation of General Motors Corp.’s remnants declined Tuesday to step in and adjudicate a dispute between the carmaker and a workers union over $450 million in retiree medical benefits.

In a bench decision, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber abstained from hearing the United Auto Workers’ lawsuit pending in Michigan, even though it involved the 363 sale order of so-called Old GM’s assets to the reorganized entity, finding that the federal judge was able to decide whether the carmaker would...
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