GM, UAW Get Green Light For Retiree Benefit Deal

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. have won preliminary approval of a settlement in the UAW's class action, which challenged GM's right to change retirees' health care benefits when an earlier settlement between the union and the automaker expires.

Judge Robert H. Cleland of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan signed off Wednesday on an order to grant a Feb. 21 joint motion seeking preliminary approval of the settlement pact and proposed notice to the class. Under the proposed settlement,...
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