On August 28, 2012 the First District Appellate Court issued a Rule 23 Order in Montino v. Board of Trustees of the Melrose Park Police Pension Fund.
The First District affirmed the Pension Board’s decision terminating the plaintiff’s retirement pension as a result of a felony conviction related to service as a police officer. The Pension Board originally voted to allow the plaintiff to retain his pension. Approximately 2 months later, but prior to issuing a written decision and order, the Pension Board reconsidered and voted to terminate the plaintiff’s pension. The Appellate Court held that the Pension Board had jurisdiction to reconsider its decision despite the initial vote, because it had not yet served the plaintiff with a written decision and order triggering the 35 day administrative review period.
PGM attorney Jeff Goodloe handled this matter before the Circuit Court of Cook County.