Pfizer Ducks Class Cert. In ERISA Suit Over Wyeth Merger

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday refused to certify a class of former Pfizer Inc. workers who allege they were wrongfully denied severance benefits after the company's $68 billion acquisition of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, ruling that the claims of the class were time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Norma L. Shapiro ruled that the proposed class of 42 former Pfizer employees did not meet the numerosity requirement — not because the 42-member class itself was too small — but because the unnamed plaintiffs failed to request benefits within 60...
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FEEKO et al v. PFIZER, INC. et al


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2:11-cv-04296

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Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: E.R.I.S.A.

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NORMA L. SHAPIRO

Date Filed

July 1, 2011

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