Whirlpool Says Tackett Ends Moen’s Retiree Benefit Duty


Kirk Watkins and Joshua Rogaczewski represent a leading maker of plumbing fixtures in appealing to the Sixth Circuit a district court ruling that the company owes lifetime health benefits to a group of retirees, saying the rationale behind the lower court’s decision contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Tackett ruling. A major appliance manufacturer, facing similar litigation, has filed an amicus brief supporting McDermott’s argument.