By Kellie Mejdrich (June 27, 2022, 6:36 PM EDT) — The DC Circuit has reopened a decades-old class action lawsuit brought by former Hilton Hotel & Resorts employees who alleged the hotel chain cut their pension payments by not properly accumulating benefits in their accounts, finding that the district court had erred in refusing to enforce an injunction ordering payment in the case.

A three-judge appeals court panel in an unpublished opinion on Friday overturned the March 2021 order of DC District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly denying a workers’ motion to reopen the lawsuit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and to enforce the terms of an August 2011 order placed against Hilton. In addition…

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