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United States Seventh Circuit

Cooper v. IBM Personal Pension Plan, 05-3588

Judgment for plaintiffs in a class-action suit alleging age discrimination under ERISA in the structure of a pension plan is reversed where the plan did not discriminate based on age, even though participants of different ages experienced different results.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/16/2006
  • Decided 08/07/2006
  • Published 08/07/2006


  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, EASTERBROOK, and MANION, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Kent A. Mason, Davis & Harman, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • Lee A. Freeman, Jr. (argued), Freeman, Freeman & Salzman, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees., Jeffrey G. Huvelle (argued), Covington & Burling, Washington, DC, for Defendants-Appellants.
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