6th Circ. Blocks Health Benefit Cuts For Flint Retirees

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 8:58 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling blocking cuts to health care benefits for a class of retired city workers in Flint, Mich., saying the lower court had rightly rejected the city’s argument that the cuts were necessary to avoid bankruptcy.

A class of retired municipal workers, their eligible spouses, their dependents and the organization United Retired Governmental Employees sued the city of Flint, its current and former emergency managers, its retirement office manager, and its finance director in August 2012. The city, in a...
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