Northrop Grumman Workers Can't DQ Expert In ERISA Suit

By Emily Brill (July 24, 2019, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The founder of Wagner Law Group PC may testify as an expert in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action suit accusing Northrop Grumman Corp. of squandering workers' retirement savings through high pension plan fees, a California federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. rejected Northrop workers' bid to exclude Marcia Wagner's testimony from an upcoming ERISA trial, saying the workers can't disqualify Wagner just because her colleague once worked on a related case.

Wagner would only need to step down if Wagner Law Group partner Tom Clark told her the confidential information he learned while representing the...

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