Judge Partly Dismisses UAW From Benefits Suit

Law360, New York (May 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has thrown out much of Caterpillar Inc.'s case against the United Auto Workers International union and seven local unions.

Judge Aleta A. Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee dismissed six of the local unions and part of the case against the remaining local and the national UAW on Thursday.

The judge ruled on Thursday that the union should share the liability in class action litigation that accuses the heavy-equipment maker of denying lifetime no-cost medical benefits to its...
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