Judge Refuses To Certify ERISA Class Against AEP

Law360 (September 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to certify a class in a suit accusing American Electric Power Co. Inc. of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the proposed class representative failed to show that he can fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.

The proposed class representative instilled little confidence in the court that he views his role as anything other than a tool of class counsel, Judge Algenon L. Marbley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said...
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