Retiree Benefit Claims Barred By Union Loss, High Court Told

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- PPG Industries Inc. has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that allowed a putative retiree class to continue a suit against the company over health benefits, even after the retirees' former labor unions previously lost similar litigation.

Pittsburgh-based paint and chemicals company PPG told the high court that a Sixth Circuit ruling could have far-reaching consequences for employers in multiple industries, according to a March 6 petition for writ of certiorari. The disputed appeals court ruling reversed a lower court's finding that a...
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