“We are very pleased the court granted class certification to more than 1,700 CITGO employees and pensioners in this important ERISA case,” one of the plaintiffs’ counsel, Michelle C. Yau, chair of Cohen Milstein’s ERISA practice, said in a statement. “This ruling and the court’s recent order denying summary judgment pave the way for the class claims to move forward to trial and affirm our confidence that our clients will prevail.”