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  1. Unions file lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Chicago pension reform law

    trueFour labor unions, along with active and retired city workers, filed a lawsuit Tuesday that argues a Chicago pension reform law violates Illinois' constitutional clause that pension benefits should not be “diminished or impaired.”

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  1. Illinois attorney general seeks expedited hearing on pension law

    trueIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is seeking an expedited state Supreme Court hearing on the state's 2013 pension law after a lower court ruled last month the law was unconstitutional.

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  2. Atlanta pension fund participants appeal lawsuit dismissal to state high court

    trueA group of participants in the three Atlanta pension funds appealed the dismissal by Fulton County Superior Court of its lawsuit challenging higher employee contributions for pension fund participants.

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  3. Rhode Island pension reform lawsuit set to go to jury trial April 20

    trueRhode Island Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter on Tuesday granted a request by the state's lawyers for a jury trial in the lawsuit challenging Rhode Island's 2011 pension overhaul and set a trial start date of April 20.

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  4. Illinois court to hear arguments on pension reform law's constitutionality

    trueA Sangamon County Circuit Court judge was set to hear oral arguments Thursday over the constitutionally of Illinois' pension reform law passed last year.

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  5. Court dismisses lawsuit challenging Atlanta pension reform

    trueA Fulton County Superior Court judge dismissed on Wednesday a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of higher employee contributions for participants in Atlanta’s three pension funds.

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  6. Kentucky Teachers' Retirement sued for not addressing 'dire' funded status

    trueA high school teacher in Louisville, Ky., filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System, charging the Frankfort-based system with failing to adequately address its “dire” funded status.

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  7. Colorado high court upholds COLA reduction for state pension fund

    trueThe Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that the reduction to cost-of-living adjustments for Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association members approved under earlier legislation was constitutional, court documents show.

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  8. Plumbers & Steamfitters union sues over AbbVie, Shire merger

    truePlumbers & Steamfitters Local 60 Pension Plan, Metairie, La., filed a class-action lawsuit on Monday against AbbVie Inc., several AbbVie executives and Shire PLC regarding the combination of the two firms.

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  9. San Diego County pension fund sues county over salary caps

    trueSan Diego County Employees Retirement Association has sued San Diego County to allow it to set the salary of all of the $10 billion pension fund's employees.

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  10. Washington state high court rules pension benefit reductions are constitutional

    trueThe Washington State Supreme Court upheld as constitutional two bills passed by the state Legislature in 2007 and 2011 that reduced benefits for some participants in several of the state's pension funds.

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  11. Arizona PSPRS subpoena sought files related to Desert Troon, CIO letters

    trueA federal grand jury investigating the $7.9 billion Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System sought several hundred files related to PSPRS' investments with its largest real estate manager, Desert Troon Cos., and confidential letters the pension fund's Chief Investment Officer Ryan Parham ...

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  12. Arizona PSPRS subpoena a public document, court rules

    trueAn Arizona Superior Court has ruled that a federal grand jury subpoena received by the $7.9 billion Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is a public document and must be turned over to Judicial Watch, an open-government advocacy group in Washington.

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  13. Amending the Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform

    trueIf Illinois' new pension law is found unconstitutional, which looks more likely in light of a recent state Supreme Court decision, one obvious remedy is to amend the state constitution.

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