Setback For Hoover Company Retirees
February 28, 2019 10:02AM EST
(WHBC) – The latest court decision in the long legal battle by Hoover Company retirees to secure Whirlpool-supported medical benefits for life goes against the former employees.
A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-to-1 that the retirees are not entitled to the benefits.
That comes after a Youngstown-based federal judge ruled in their favor in 2014.
The IBEW members sued in 2011 when Whirlpool offered a fixed payment each month.
Lawyers for the retirees may file to have the entire 6th Circuit make a ruling on the issue, meaning the 8-year-long legal battle could continue.