A fairness hearing on the Singing River health system pension settlement.
For Singing River retirees, this is their last chance to avoid the class-action settlement many of them do not want.
Before the hearing began, retirees gathered hands, praying for a positive outcome from today’s hearing.
Attorneys for about a third of the 600 retirees receiving pensions are expected to file an extensive objection to the terms of the settlement.
For retirees who object it, they fear the settlement offers no clear plan as to how they will receive the pensions that were promised to them.
If it passes the fairness hearing, it will be a non-opt-out. Meaning all retirees will have to take the settlement no matter what.