Verizon Fights ERISA Claims By 9/11 Worker

Law360, New York (November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Verizon Communications Inc. has asked a court to toss several counts in a $500,000 lawsuit filed by a worker who claimed he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after his office collapsed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Verizon's pre-Sept. 11 headquarters were in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center. The company told the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday that the worker's claim that Verizon breached its fiduciary duties was neither “appropriate” nor “equitable” under the Employee Retirement Income...
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