Court Certifies Class of Emory University Retirement Plan Participants
On Thursday, September 13, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Parnell, Jr. granted up to 45,000 Emory employees and retirees certification in their ERISA suit against Emory University. The certified class will include all participants and beneficiaries in the Emory University Retirement Plan and the Emory Healthcare Inc. Retirement Savings and Matching Plan from August 2010 until the date of judgment.
The Court also appointed Schlichter Bogard & Denton as class counsel. When asked, Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s managing partner Jerome Schlichter said “We’re pleased that the court will now allow this case to proceed on behalf of the tens of thousands of Emory employees and retirees, and we’re moving forward toward trial.”