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Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 5 Mar 2019

Sixth Circuit Follows Ordinary Principles Of Contract Law To Find Whirlpool Is Not Obligated To Provide Lifetime Retiree Healthcare Benefits

Seyfarth Synopsis: Over the last several years, the law governing disputes on lifetime retiree health benefits in the Sixth Circuit has had many


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2018

The Supreme Court Says Goodbye to the Yard-Man Inference Again and Reaffirms Ordinary Principles of Contract Law Apply When Interpreting Collective Bargaining Agreements

On February 20, 2018, in CNH Industrial N.V. V. Reese, No. 17-515 (per curium), the Supreme Court rejected the Sixth Circuit’s attempt to revive the


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 23 Feb 2018

Put It in the CBA: Supreme Court Once Again Finds Retiree Health Benefits Are Not Vested

On February 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States tackled another controversy from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding whether


Miller Canfield PLC | USA | 22 Feb 2018

Supreme Court Reaffirms Rejection of Inferences in Retiree Health Benefit Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that that former employees of CNH Industrial N.V. were


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 21 Feb 2018

Supreme Court Overrules Sixth Circuit (Again) In Class Action Dispute Over Retiree Medical Benefits

This issue should never have arisen, the Supreme Court should not have had to address it in 2015, and it shouldn’t have required Supreme Court


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 2 May 2017

Sixth Circuit Issues Trilogy on Retiree Health Benefits

In three decisions issued on the same day, the Sixth Circuit held that Meritor retirees were not entitled to lifetime health benefits, while retirees


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 21 Dec 2016

Sixth Circuit District Courts Dismiss Retiree Benefits Claims

Less than two years ago, the United States Supreme Court overruled 32 years of Sixth Circuit authority that had the practical effect of shackling


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 23 Aug 2016

Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Not Preempted by ERISA

The Sixth Circuit, has decided, on remand from the Supreme Court, that the Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act (Act) is not preempted by


K&L Gates | USA | 22 Aug 2016

Sixth Circuit Holds That Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act Falls Outside of ERISA’s Preemptive Reach

Whether state common law claims are preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a common issue in reimbursement


Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 7 Jul 2016

Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Upheld Once Again

Michigan’s tax on paid health care claims is not preempted by ERISA, according to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth

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