Category Archives: Court Decisions

Supreme Court: Not Yet Time to Examine “California Rule” On Pensions

Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System et al. (State of California) (2019) Case No. S239958 (Issued on 3/4/19) Today the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the Cal Fire case. The issue was whether PEPRA unlawfully eliminated … Continue reading

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Cal Fire Oral Argument Highlights

Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System et al. (State of California), S239958 The California Supreme Court held oral arguments in the Cal Fire case this morning.  Cal Fire is an “anti-spiking” pension case. The specific issue is … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: San Diego Must Bargain Pension Reform Measure

Boling v PERB (Cal. Supreme Court Case No. S242034) In 2012, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders helped launch the “Citizens Pension Reform Initiative” (CPRI) in an effort to address the unsustainability of the City’s pension obligations. CPRI supporters gathered enough … Continue reading

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The Next Battle After Janus: Seeking Retroactive Fees

Rebecca Friedrichs is back. But for the death of Justice Scalia, everyone would be talking about “Friedrichs” instead of Mark Janus. But earlier this month, Friedrichs, along with several other teachers, filed a class-action lawsuit against the California Teachers Association … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Issues Janus Decision; Governor Signs SB 866.

Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2018) 585 U. S. ____ The Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Janus v AFSCME today. In a 5-4 decision, the majority held that forcing public employees to pay “agency fees” to their … Continue reading

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