My CIGNA Pension - Class Action


Attorneys handling the CIGNA Class Action Suit are:

  • Stephen R. Bruce, Washington, D.C., lead counsel
  • Thomas G. Moukawsher, Groton, CT

Stephen Bruce is an attorney in Washington, D.C. with extensive experience in ERISA class action lawsuits. He is the author of Pension Claims: Rights and Obligations (BNA Books 1st ed. 1988; 2nd ed. 1993), a treatise about benefit law under ERISA. The book has been cited by the United States Supreme Court, federal appeals and district courts, and numerous law review articles.

Mr. Bruce represents employees and employee organizations in disputes involving pension, health, severance, and other employee benefits. As a national authority on ERISA laws, pensions, ERISA class actions and related lawsuits, Mr. Bruce has served as Attorney for Plaintiffs on the following cases:

  • Page/Collins v. PBGC and Rettig v. PBGC, two nationwide class actions against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation that recovered over $850 million in pension benefits for more than 35,000 individuals.
  • A 75,000 person class action about the J.C. Penney Co.'s use of inflated estimates of Social Security benefits in pension calculations, Forbush v. J.C. Penney Co. Pension Plan, which resulted in the recovery of over $88 million in lost pension benefits.
  • Two nationwide actions about cash balance pension conversions: Engers v. AT&T Managment Pension Plan, C.A. 98-3660 (D.N.J.), and Amara v. Cigna Pension Plan, C.A. 01-2361 (D.Conn.).
  • A nationwide plaintiff class action about the "backloading" of pension benefit accruals, Kifafi v. Hilton Hotels Retirement Plan, C.A. 98-1517 (D.D.C.).

Mr. Bruce received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a 1979 honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. You are welcome to contact Stephen Bruce regarding the CIGNA case.

Thomas G. Moukawsher is an innovator in the field of employee benefits law. Mr. Moukawsher has successfully broken new ground in benefits litigation in cases from California to Connecticut, including:

  • 1994 Second Circuit victory in Mullins v. Pfizer, setting a major precedent in ERISA misrepresentation cases. 
  • Emergi-Lite multi-million dollarpension
  • California litigation in Bins v. Exxon, which resulted in a precedent setting decision by a special eleven member en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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