High Court Rebuffs Ex-Northwest Worker’s Pension Challenge

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to revive a putative collective action by a former Northwest Airlines Inc. worker who fought a pension plan provision that offset workers' compensation benefits against pension benefits after retirees reached age 65.

The nation's highest court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari from Marta J. Mitchell-White, who said she was hired by Northwest in 1967 and worked at New York's LaGuardia Airport until 2003. Mitchell-White took aim at an October 2011 Second Circuit decision that affirmed a trial...
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