[Nfbmo] Missouri appeals court overturns blind pension ruling

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 29 21:16:11 UTC 2011

Hi Gary. Thanks for the update.  

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Subject: [Nfbmo] Missouri appeals court overturns blind pension ruling

Hello folks found this on the Springfield News Leader's website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri appeals court has overturned a
ruling awarding $30 million in back payments and interest to several
thousand blind residents.
The decision this week by a panel of the Western District State Court of
Appeals says the class action lawsuit brought by blind pension fund
recipients should have been subject to a five-year statute of

In March, a Cole County judge ruled the state owed $18.8 million to make
up for underpayments to blind Missourians from 1992 onward and $11.3
million of interest on that unpaid money. The appeals court said the
statute of limitations bars them from recouping payments before Feb. 16,
2001, which was five years before the lawsuit was filed.

The case was sent back to a circuit judge to recalculate the payments.
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