Class Certified In Deere ERISA Suit

Law360, New York (January 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has certified a class of approximately 5,000 former employees of Deere & Co. in a suit accusing the farm and construction equipment manufacturer of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the terms of health benefit plans by cutting back or eliminating benefits.

On Dec. 26, Judge Charles R. Wolle of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa accepted a joint stipulation by Deere and the plaintiffs certifying the class as it relates to two of the counts in...
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