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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Still waiting: no decision yet in PSPRS lawsuits as of 10/16/2013

We are still waiting on a decision by the Arizona Supreme Court in the Fields case against the Elected Officials Retirement Plan (EORP).  The principal issue in this case, the constitutionality of SB 1609's changes to how cost of living allowances (COLA) are calculated for retirees, is the same as the issue in the Rappleyea case against PSPRS.  While the Fields involves retired judges and the Rappleyea case involves retired public safety personnel, the Fields case reached the Supreme Court first and will set the precedent in the Rappleyea case.

Follow this link if you want to see the oral arguments made before the Court on June 4, 2013 and read a summary of the case.

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