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International Union of United Auto., Aerospace and Agric. Implement Workers of America v. Rockford Powertrain, Inc.: The Seventh Circuit determines that “lifetime” welfare benefits to retirees are subject to termination under a reservation of right By Greg Madden Employee Benefits, May 2004 Seventh Circuit issued its decision in International Union of United Auto., Aerospace and Agric. Implement Workers of America v. Rockford Powertrain, Inc., 350 F.3d 698 (7th Cir. 2003), in which the Seventh Circuit addressed whether a district court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of an employer on the issue of whether the employer was contractually obligated to maintain retirement benefits for the life of its retirees and their surviving spouses.

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