CINCINNATI - A company is liable for retiree health care benefits and reimbursement for Medicare Part B premiums for retirees of the company's predecessors, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed May 3 (Willard Bender, et al. v. Newell Window Furnishings, Inc., Kirsch Division, et al., No. 11-1335, 6th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9003).