Ashley Dunning and Peter Mixon Quoted on PEPRA Orders Issued by California Supreme Court
Ashley Dunning's and Peter Mixon's recent eAlert on the four remaining cases challenging PEPRA was referenced extensively in the Bond Buyer article, “Orders signal more court review of California pensions” (subscription required).
The article examines two recent orders by the California Supreme Court that indicate there will be continued review of the cases that challenge the state’s 2013 pension reform law and the California Rule. Quoting from the Nossaman eAlert, Bond Buyer notes that Peter and Ashley wrote, “These final two orders make it clear that we have not yet heard the last word on the California Rule from our courts.”
The article goes on to say that the “high court dismissed two of the petitions for review in Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act-related cases and remanded the other two cases back to the courts of appeal… The cases, which all challenge different aspects of 2013's PEPRA, have garnered broad attention in California and nationally, where laws similar to the California Rule have prevented significant changes to public pensions by states and municipalities struggling with retirement liabilities.”
Bond Buyer then quotes Ashley and Peter as stating that the "court dismissed for review Marin Association of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association and McGlynn v. State of California in light of the ruling in the Alameda case" and that the "order in Marin means that the ruling that affirmed the Marin County Superior Court’s dismissal of plaintiffs’ challenge to the retirement board’s implementation of the PEPRA stands."