BUTCH et al v. ALCOA USA CORP. et al

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Case Number:



Indiana Southern

Nature of Suit:

720 Labor: Labor/Mgt. Relations

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action


Judge Richard L. Young



Sectors & Industries:

  1. March 26, 2024

    Alcoa Retirees Score Partial Win In Life Insurance Fight

    Alcoa USA Corp. violated its collectively bargained obligations when it unilaterally cut off company-provided life insurance benefits, but was within its rights to pay retirees to waive their claims to benefits, an Indiana federal judge ruled.

  2. July 17, 2023

    Alcoa Retirees Seek Early Win In Life Insurance Cutoff Suit

    About 6,000 Alcoa retirees have asked an Indiana federal judge for a pretrial win in their class action accusing the aluminum manufacturer of illegally terminating their life insurance benefits, saying the company ignored unambiguous language in union contracts guaranteeing them continued coverage.

  3. September 29, 2022

    Alcoa Retirees Granted Class Cert. In Life Insurance Suit

    An Indiana federal judge certified a class of nearly 6,000 Alcoa retirees previously represented by the United Steelworkers in litigation accusing the aluminum manufacturer of illegally terminating their life insurance benefits.

  4. March 17, 2022

    Alcoa Says Class Cert. Not Possible In Benefits Suit

    Alcoa USA Corp. asked an Indiana federal judge to not greenlight a class of more than 5,000 retirees alleging their life insurance plans were cut off by the aluminum maker, saying the ex-workers' circumstances weren't similar enough to warrant class treatment.

  5. January 18, 2022

    USW Workers Want Class Cert. In Benefits Termination Suit

    A group of retired United Steelworkers members asked an Indiana federal judge to certify a class in their lawsuit claiming their former employer, a Pittsburgh aluminum manufacturer, illegally terminated their life insurance.