Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Queen City Drama Update - Early '14 edition

Hard to believe, but we've now been tracking this story since 2011:

"Retired city of Cincinnati workers argued in court Tuesday that City Hall is obligated to provide them for the rest of their lives with an extremely generous health coverage plan"

Last year, the city's Solicitor reported that the Ohio Supreme Court was taking a pass on even hearing the case, so it seemed like that was the end of the story.

Turns out, not so much:

"The city of Cincinnati can change its medical benefits for retirees and those benefits are not considered “vested,” an Ohio appeals court has ruled ... the court has reconfirmed the city’s position that retiree medical benefits are not vested and are subject to change"

This appears to finally put the issue to rest, but this case seems to have more lives than a video game hero.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]
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