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NY Pension Fund Opts Out of $400M Qwest Deal

Law360 (April 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a practice that is becoming more and more common, a pension fund representing New York schoolteachers has opted out of Qwest Communications Inc.’s $400-million shareholder settlement proposed in the wake of the telecommunications giant’s massive accounting scandal.

The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System “requested exclusion from the proposed settlement,” according to court papers filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Last November, Qwest proposed the tentative $400-million deal to settle the numerous class action suits brought against...
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