In September, we reported on a significant case, Marin Association of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association, in which a California appellate court ruled that the government could make reasonable modifications to public employees’ pension benefits without infringing on their vested right to a reasonable pension. We predicted the case would be appealed to the California Supreme Court—and it was.
In November 2016, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the ruling. However, the Court deferred action on the case until the California Court of Appeal resolved a similar case which originally had been consolidated with the Marin County case. This case has not yet been resolved.
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