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Gainsharing Litigation Update

The DRS website article regarding gainsharing litigation has been updated to reflect a revision in the schedule for filing briefs with the state Supreme Court. All written arguments are expected to be filed by the end of May 2013 (changed from the end of March 2013).  View the full article here.

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Same-sex marriage

From Department of Retirement Systems website: Same-sex marriage Posted December 5, 2012 Same-sex spouses of state retirement system members will be eligible for the same benefits as opposite-sex spouses under a new law that takes effect this week. The state’s Civil Marriage and Domestic Partnership law goes into effect Dec. 6.  The law, which legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington, was …

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Plan I COLA Lawsuit – Summary Judgement – 11/9/2012

From Department of Retirement Systems website: Court rules against repeal of annual increases for PERS 1, TRS 1 retirees Posted Nov. 15, 2012 A Thurston County Superior Court ruling has invalidated provisions of a 2011 law which discontinued annual benefit increases for retirees from the state’s older pension plans for state and local government employees and teachers. In a summary …

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Status update on gain sharing litigation

From Department of Retirement Systems website: Status update on gain sharing litigation Posted October 22, 2012 “Watch and wait” continues to be the order of the day for those monitoring litigation over gain sharing and early retirement provisions for members of certain state pension plans. All parties in the case have petitioned the state Supreme Court to take direct review …

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