Class Action Against Owens-Illinois, Inc. for Alleged Violations of ERISA

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 2, 2007– The law firms of Mager & Goldstein LLP and Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. announce that on behalf of their clients Robert Sessions, Linda Sessions and John Roman, they have filed a class action against Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE:OI), in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

The class action complaint was brought on behalf of Owens-Illinois
(“O-I”) Salary Retirement Plan Participants employed at O-I in its
Brockway Plastic Products Group, who were denied early retirement
benefits when the O-I Brockway Plastic Products Group was sold to
Graham Packaging Company in October, 2004. The Complaint alleges that
Defendants breached their fiduciary duties and failed to provide
benefits to the Class, and that Owens-Illinois purposefully changed and
mischaracterized the employment status of the Class in connection with
the sale to Graham with the intent to deprive the Class of the Enhanced
Retirement and retiree health benefits.

About Mager & Goldstein LLP

Mager & Goldstein LLP is a highly experienced class action litigation
firm with offices in Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona. The firm
concentrates its practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation
including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA),
employment discrimination and Fair Labor Standards Act litigation. For
further information please call 866-284-3280 (toll free), email us at
[email protected] or visit our website www.magergoldstein.com.

About Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.

Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., based in Philadelphia, has been
recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register as a preeminent law
firm in the field of employment law and civil rights litigation. The
Firm is exclusively concentrated in the representation of both
employees and employers in all aspects of employment related
litigation, including claims under federal and state
anti-discrimination laws and federal civil rights laws. The Firm’s
lawyers have significant experience in the representation of both
private and public sector employees and employers. For further
information call (215) 569-1999 or visit http://www.discrimlaw.net.

More information on this and other class actions can be found on the
Class Action Newsline at www.primenewswire.com/ca

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