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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:59 AM

Judge grants summary judgment to Hall county in employee pension case; plaintiffs announce appeal

The judge overseeing an estimated $75 million class-action pension lawsuit granted summary judgment to the Hall County government and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, but the employees’ attorney said they are planning to appeal.

Roughly 100 current and retired employees were expected to be in the class for the lawsuit filed in January 2017. Employees say unlawful freezes to the Hall County pension plan have resulted in much reduced payouts.

Judge Martha Christian heard arguments from both sides in May and indicated to both sides in July her intention to rule in favor of the county government and the county commissioners association.

The employees argued that the county was required to follow procedural requirements for ordinances when trying to change the county pension plan.

Read more: https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/public-safety/judge-grants-summary-judgment-county-employee-pension-case-plaintiffs-announce-appeal/

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