Pa. High Court Snubs Appeal Over Police Retiree Benefit Cuts

Law360, Philadelphia (December 12, 2012, 6:37 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not take up an appeal of a decision finding that public employees, including police officers and firefighters, and their spouses can't be stripped of their post-retirement health care benefits as part of an arbitration decision.

The justices said they would not reconsider the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court's February decision, which found it was a violation of the state’s Home Rule Charter law for an arbitrator to diminish post-retirement benefits for the spouses of police officers in the city of...
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