Continental Airlines sues pilots over divorce/retirement benefits scam

This is a nutty story about how some pilots for Continental Airlines basically got fake divorces so that their spouses can take advantage of a loophole in Federal law that allows divorcing spouses to collect retirement benefits before the pilot reaches retirement age. btw, Continental seems kind of sue-happy. Read this post about how they sued an ex-wife for lacing her husband’s bread with marijuana. (The husband was a Continental pilot and they fired him after he failed a drug test.)
The nine or so Continental Airlines pilots allegedly divorced their spouse so that they could collect these benefit payouts, and then remarried the spouse after they got the retirement funds. They got fired by Continental and now Continental is suing to get the money back.  Check out the story here and then come back: