Mack Trucks has agreed to a $525 million settlement to end the Mack Trucks & Volvo Retiree Health Benefit Class Action Lawsuit entitled Rachilla et al v. Mack Trucks Inc et al. This case was in the jurisdiction of U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and case number 07-03737. The lawsuit revolved around claims that that Mack Trucks illegally reduced lifetime health benefits.
A settlement hearing has been scheduled for September 7th in Philadelphia. The settlement reduces medical coverage to over 9,000 retirees, but it funds a new health-care plan for them. The Mack Trucks Health Benefit Class Action Lawsuit was originally filed on November12, 2008. Please check back for more details after the settlement fariness hearing.