Litigation

This section provides information related to litigation involving SDCERS. Click on the name of the case below to be directed to a separate page with information specific to that case.

PSC Correction Litigation

These lawsuits against SDCERS arose out of purchases of service credit (PSC) made by City and Airport employees in 2003 and 2004, respectively, following delayed implementation of a price increase by the SDCERS Board of Administration in those years. Plaintiffs alleged they suffered harm as a result of the Board's correction of their PSCs. In March 2016, the Court of Appeal affirmed the Superior Court's rulings in favor of SDCERS with one exception related to Safety Members in the Lenhart action. Except for the Lenhart plaintiffs, the plaintiffs in the other PSC cases appealed the Court of Appeal's ruling against them to the California Supreme Court. In mid-June of 2016, the Supreme Court denied review of the Court of Appeal's ruling, which ended the litigation of the appealed cases.

  • Lenhart, et al. v. SDCERS
    The trial in Lenhart, et al v. SDCERS [37-2011-00096587-CU-BC-CTL] and its consolidated matters began on March 20, 2018 and on July 9, 2018, the trial court issued its judgment finding that SDCERS properly corrected the purchase of service credit (PSC) contracts. Plaintiffs then appealed the trial court’s judgment. On March 26, 2020, the 4th District Court of Appeal affirmed the lower court’s judgment that SDCERS properly corrected the subject PSC contracts.  Accordingly, this matter is closed.
    37-2011-00096587-CU-BC-CTL