Ding-Dong, Yard-Man is Dead! Supreme Court Decision in Tackett a Huge Win for Employers in the Retiree Healthcare Arena

Ding-Dong, Yard-Man is Dead!  Supreme Court Decision in Tackett a Huge Win for Employers in the Retiree Healthcare Arena

On Monday, a unanimous United States Supreme Court issued its decision in M & G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, Supreme Court Case No. 13-101, vacating and remanding the Sixth Circuit’s holding that a group of retirees was entitled to lifetime healthcare benefits per the terms of various collective bargaining agreements.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Use of “Reasonable Assumptions” in Calculating Amount in Controversy Under CAFA

Ninth Circuit Affirms Use of “Reasonable Assumptions” in Calculating Amount in Controversy Under CAFA

On January 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court’s decision to grant a plaintiff’s motion to remand and kept a putative employment class action against trucking company Knight Transportation Inc. in federal court.