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Eversource Energy Denied Quick Appeal of ERISA Jury Trial Issue

Jan. 25, 2023, 3:31 PM

A federal judge denied Eversource Energy Co.'s request to immediately appeal a rare decision paving the way for a jury trial over the company’s retirement plan, saying an appeal of this issue would only prolong the litigation.

The jury trial question isn’t a controlling issue of law that would materially advance the litigation if decided on appeal, Judge Janet C. Hall of the US District Court for the District of Connecticut said Tuesday. She denied the company’s motion for an immediate appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, along with its related request to pause the ...