9th Circ. Reinstates Sonoma Retirees Health Benefits Case
By Helen Christophi
Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2013, 12:13 AM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday vacated a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint brought by the Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees alleging Sonoma County reneged on providing certain health care benefits, saying the district court shouldn’t have dismissed the complaint with prejudice in light of recent case law.
In an opinion vacating the dismissal and remanding the case back to the Northern District of California Monday, Circuit Judge Sandra S. Ikuta ruled that although the association had failed to show the county had entered into...