Supreme Court Will Not Review Retirees’ Claims For Lifetime Welfare Benefits

(December 8, 2015, 8:04 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 denied petitions for review filed by Embarq Corp. and its retirees over claims for lifetime benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (William Douglas Fulghum, et al. v. Embarq Corporation, et al., No. 15-241, U.S. Sup.; Embarq Corporation, et al. v. William Douglas Fulghum, et al., No. 15-244, U.S. Sup.).

The retirees urged the Supreme Court to consider whether the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in ruling that welfare benefits can vest only...
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