6th Circ. Greenlights PPG Retiree Health Benefit Claims

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit ruled in an opinion published Thursday that retirees who sued PPG Industries Inc. over health benefits can pursue their putative class action in Ohio federal court, reversing a decision that their claims were barred because their former labor unions previously lost similar litigation.

The three-judge panel said the Sixth Circuit held in 2006 that a union has to get retirees' assent in order to represent them, and because that apparently didn't happen in the previous case, the retirees are not bound by a...
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