Tue August 6, 2013
Mediation Continues in Unions' Legal Challenge to 2011 Pension Overhaul
Mediation will continue in the high-stakes legal challenge by a series of public-employee unions to the overhaul of the state pension system that became law in 2011.
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter is scheduled to get the next update in the case on September 5, according to court spokesman Craig Berke. The hearing will take place in Kent County, since Taft-Carter is being assigned there this fall.
Berke says the two sides in the case requested more time for mediation -- as they have done repeatedly since Taft-Carter ordered mediation in December 2012. The sparring partners are under an order not to publicly discuss the talks.
The outcome of the legal challenge has big implications for the gubernatorial battle looming next year.