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
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
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
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
litigation in Bins v. Exxon, which resulted in a precedent
setting decision by a special eleven member en banc panel of the
Court of Appeals.