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Retiree groups want pension lawsuits consolidated

2/25/2014
Efforts are underway to consolidate four lawsuits challenging Illinois' new pension reform law, a move that could ultimately impact how the Legislature chooses to act on other underfunded municipal retirement systems around the state.

In recent weeks, lawyers for the four groups of state retirees that filed class-action lawsuits have asked the state Supreme Court to allow them to present their cases as one. Their motions follow a January request by the Illinois attorney general to consolidate the cases for the purposes of "just and efficient conduct."

All four lawsuits share the common claim that the pension reform plan, passed in December, violates the state constitution, which says benefits may "not be diminished or impaired." Because three of the cases were filed in Sangamon County Court and another in Cook County Circuit Court, the Illinois Supreme Court must choose a court in which to hear the case if the consolidation motion is granted.
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