MetLife Retirees Say Texas Ruling Backs Mortality Table Suit

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 5:25 PM EDT) -- Two Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. retirees said a recent Texas federal judge's ruling denying American Airlines' bid to escape an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit bolsters their own proposed class action claiming MetLife used an outdated mortality estimate when calculating their benefits.

Former MetLife workers William Masten and Catherine McAlister asked a New York federal judge Monday to take notice of U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's Aug. 7 decision denying American Airlines Inc.'s bid to dismiss an ERISA suit brought by participants and beneficiaries of the airline's retirement plans who chose not to take their benefits in the form of a...

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