Supreme Court building IBMofficials contend in their appeal that the suing employees neededto be more specific in their lawsuit. (Photo:Shutterstock)

The U.S. Supreme Court will use a case involving International Business Machines Corp. toconsider making it harder for workers to sue when their retirementplans lose money because the employer's stock price falls.

The justices said they will scrutinize a lawsuit that claimsIBM plan managers didn't do enough to protectemployees from stock losses stemming from a money-losing chipmanufacturing unit. The company agreed in 2014 to payGlobalFoundries Inc. $1.5 billion to take the unit, triggering a$12.95 one-day drop in IBM shares.

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