R.I. Supreme Court sides with Cranston over public safety retirees in pension benefit dispute

THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cranston in a long-standing legal battle over frozen pension benefits filed by a group of retired Cranston police and firefighters, the court announced Monday. R.I. Superior Court previously had found in favor of the defendants, which includes the city’s public finance officials and Mayor Allen…

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