Mealey's Health Law - Retirees Properly Awarded Attorney Fees For Challenge To Reduction In Health Benefits

Mealey's Health Law - Retirees Properly Awarded Attorney Fees For Challenge To Reduction In Health Benefits

CHICAGO - A federal district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding retirees more than $400,000 in attorney fees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act following the retirees' settlement of their claims that their employer's successor unlawfully eliminated their health care benefits, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Aug. 6 (Shirley Temme, et al. v. Bemis Company, Incorporated, No. 14-1085, 7th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 15174).

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