Current Cases

The following list is updated periodically as new information becomes available.

  • King County Public Defense Pension Case
    Dolan v King County
    Kevin Dolan is a public defender paid through a nonprofit corporation to perform indigent defense services for King County. He and others in his situation are entitled to membership and benefits in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), but King County failed to report him and others to the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) and failed to make retirement contributions to DRS. The Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of the King County public defenders and held they are entitled to pensions.

  • Non-Permanent State Employee Health Benefits
    Moore v Health Care Authority and State of Washington
    This class action was brought by state employees who work at least half-time on non-standard work schedules, but who do not receive health insurance. The class consists mainly of employees HCA categorizes as "career seasonal" and "nonpermanent" employees. The Superior Court held that class members were entitled to receive state-paid health insurance.

  • Retirement Account Interest Calculations
    Probst v Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
    This lawsuit was brought in January 2005 when Jeffrey Probst, a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System ("PERS"), claimed that he and a class of similarly situated members were entitled to additional interest on their accumulated contributions upon transfer to Plan 3 or withdrawal from the state retirement plans. The case was partially settled and is continuing for TRS members who transferred to Plan 3 before 2002.

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