In a win for all public sector employees and retirees in the CalPERS system, the Third District Court of Appeal on Monday rejected Transparent California's effort to reverse the Sacramento Superior Court's ruling that CalPERS could withhold records identifying which of its retirees is disabled. This leaves standing the Superior Court's decision that CalPERS correctly refused to disclose, in response to a California Public Records Act request, documents identifying which individual retirees are service retirees, which are disability retirees, and which are industrial disability retirees. The Court of Appeal denied Transparent California's request for permission to file an extraordinary writ and dismissed its appeal, ending the saga that began several years ago with Transparent California's original CPRA request. Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP is honored to have joined forces with CalPERS attorneys, on behalf of our clients California Professional Firefighters, Cal Fire Local 2881, California Association of Highway Patrolmen and California Correctional Peace Officers' Association, to fight Transparent California's push to harass all disabled retirees, under the guise of "unmasking disability fraud."
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