Houston Pension Rules Can't Be Reviewed: Appeals Court

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Thursday affirmed a lower court ruling that former Houston city employees who were transferred out of Houston's system to a nonprofit can't challenge a city pension system ruling about their benefits eligibility because the system has broad legal authority.

A trial court had ruled that it didn't have jurisdiction over the plaintiffs' bid to collect their pension benefits from the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System because Texas law doesn't explicitly allow courts to review decisions enacted by HMEPS' board of trustees,...
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