4th Circ. OKs Outside Evidence In AT&T Benefits Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2013, 10:02 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a district court's ruling that AT&T Inc. owes retroactive retirement pay to a former employee, denying the telecommunications giant's contention that the lower court should have ignored evidence outside the company's administrative records.

The appeals court agreed with a Virginia federal judge that AT&T owed ex-employee Francine Helton more than $100,000 in back pay, plus interest, because it did not adequately inform her about a pension plan change allowing participants to begin collecting at age 55 instead of 65....
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