SRHS Retirees’ Appeal Heads to New Orleans

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Singing River Health System retirees are still fighting for a sound financial pension settlement. Now, they’re taking their fight to New Orleans.
On Thursday, attorneys for a large group of retirees will pitch an oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
A panel of three judges will hear a twenty minute argument by each side and there will be a five minute rebuttal opportunity and then the judges will ask questions.
After the estimated two hour hearing, a decision could take up to two months or come down right away.
The appeal is an effort by a group of 200 retirees to stop or allow an opt-out clause in the pension settlement that U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. signed off on last year.
The settlement would refund what the hospital failed to pay from 2009 to 2014,estimating to be about $55 million.

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