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Three New Court Rulings on Retiree Health Care Cuts by California Local Governments
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Mar. 3, 2014
"The majority ruling in a 2-to-1 vote of a 9th Circuit panel said [Sonoma County] retirees have a 'heavy burden' showing county intent to create a lifetime contract, which the dissenting justice said is not supported by dozens of labor agreements submitted to a lower court. Another 9th Circuit federal panel unanimously ruled Feb. 13 that Orange County retirees do not have an implied contract preventing the county from separating their health care from a pool with active workers, sharply increasing premiums paid by retirees. And a state Appellate panel published a unanimous ruling Jan. 23 that upheld a cap on San Diego retiree health care payments, rejecting an attempt to relitigate a federal court ruling that the city's police retiree health care is not a contractual vested right."

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