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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Illinois Supreme Court ruling could be omen for pension reform lawsuit

    trueThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state cannot diminish or impair health insurance premium subsidies for retired state employees.

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  10. Gov. Christie wins court ruling on pension contribution cuts

    trueNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won a key ruling when a judge ruled that he was within his rights to cut contributions to the $76.8 billion New Jersey Pension Fund for the year ending June 30.

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  11. Christie defends decision to slash N.J. pension contributions

    trueAttorneys for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said his decision to withhold certain state payments to the New Jersey Pension Fund for the current fiscal year and the next fiscal year is legally permissible so he can meet his constitutional duties of preparing balanced budgets.

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  12. New Jersey unions lining up to sue over reduced pension fund contributions

    trueMore than a dozen unions have sued the state of New Jersey and Gov. Chris Christie trying to prevent him from withholding state payments to the $76.8 billion New Jersey Pension Fund.

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  13. New Jersey unions file lawsuit over reduced pension contributions

    trueThree New Jersey state troopers unions filed a lawsuit Thursday against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff and the state Legislature, charging that state reductions in pension contributions violate the law.

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