Judge Approves $32.75M Settlement Involving Rail Workers’ Health Care

Mealey's (January 26, 2016, 2:16 PM EST) -- PITTSBURGH — Despite concerns that a settlement funding health care benefits of former railway workers could impact Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies, a federal judge in Pennsylvania gave final approval to a $32.75 million settlement Jan. 19 (Anthony J. Zanghi, et al. v. Freightcar America Inc., et al., No. 13-146, W.D. Pa.).

(Opinion available. Document #93-160127-038Z.)

In 1999, Bethlehem Steel Corp. sold its freight car division assets to Johnstown America Industries Inc. Johnstown renamed itself Transportation Technologies Industries Inc. and sold its railcar...
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