California Supreme Court Watch

Sep 19, 2018
#18-126 Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn., S250244. (B276486; 24 Cal.App.5th 740, mod. 25 Cal.App.5th 277c; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS153372.)

#18-126 Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn., S250244. (B276486; 24 Cal.App.5th 740, mod. 25 Cal.App.5th 277c; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS153372.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal modified and affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S247095 (#18-49), which includes the following issue: Did statutory amendments to the County Employees’ Retirement Law (Gov. Code, § 31450 et seq.) made by the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (Gov. Code, § 7522 et seq.) reduce the scope of the pre-existing definition of pensionable compensation and thereby impair employees’ vested rights protected by the contracts clauses of the state and federal Constitutions?

Review Granted, Briefing Deferred: 09/12/2018

See the California Court of Appeal opinion.