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Qwest Retirees' Claims Trimmed In ERISA Action

Law360 (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has pared back the claims in a putative class action by Qwest Communications International Inc. retirees but let stand central allegations that Qwest breached its fiduciary duty when it reduced its life insurance plan payments.

On Wednesday, Judge Walker D. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado backed Qwest on two of the three motions to dismiss, tossing breach of loyalty allegations and claims that Qwest failed to articulate the amendment procedure for its life insurance plan.

The court,...
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