The bankruptcy court judge is expected to rule tomorrow on whether U.S. Steel Canada will be forced to restore benefits for retirees.
The decision follows a hearing yesterday, where the steelworkers union pointed out that the company had $150 million on the books in June.
U.S. Steel lawyers argued the move could trigger a clause in the emergency line of credit for immediate repayment.
Both sides agree that the benefits cost the company $3.6 million a month.
The company pleaded for relief from those costs last year and the payments were suspended under a court order.