Stuart Gerson Provides Commentary in “Supreme Court Considers Whether Free Retiree Benefits Continue”

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Stuart M. Gerson, Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Health Care & Life Sciences practices, in the firm's Washington, DC, and New York offices, provided commentary on M&G Polymers USA v. Hobert Freel Tackett in “Supreme Court Considers Whether Free Retiree Benefits Continue,” by Allen Smith. (Read the full article - subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

The 3rd and 5th Circuits have exactly the opposite presumption as Yard-Man. So, in those circuits, if the contract is silent, retiree health benefits are presumed to expire, noted Stuart Gerson, an attorney with Epstein Becker & Green in Washington, D.C. He expected Yard-Man to fall and extrinsic evidence allowed in to interpret contracts.