The district court case between the United Auto Workers and the Ford Motor Co. will have to go without Judge Anna Diggs Taylor. The judge has excused herself from the health care paring case, citing the fact that’s on the Henry Ford Health System’s board. The case has been handed over to Judge Paul Borman, who will be the third magistrate assigned to the matter. The move comes after Mark Baumkel, who is a lawyer for the plaintiffs opposed to the deal had called for Taylor to remove herself from the case.
The lawsuit centers upon a December vote by the UAW that culls some $850 million from Ford’s yearly health care outlay, as well as a whopping $5 billion from retiree long-term health care… the latter of which evidently upset more than a few of the UAW’s retired workers.
[Source: Associated Press via Miami Herald]