Caterpillar Pushes To Include Union In Retiree Suits

Law360, New York (August 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Caterpillar Inc. has asked a district court judge to disregard a union's arguments against inclusion in a suit accusing the heavy equipment maker of denying retirees medical benefits.

Caterpillar has asked a Tennessee federal court for leave to file a third party complaint against the United Auto Workers union and seven locals, which are supporting two lawsuits filed against the company for allegedly denying lifetime no-cost medical benefits to its retirees in violation of its union contracts. Caterpillar claims that the union should be liable for...
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