Harvey Firefighters’ Pension Board v. City of Harvey

On August 2, 2017 the First District Appellate Court issued its Opinion in Board of Trustees of the City of Harvey Firefighters’ Pension Fund v. City of Harvey.  The case represents the first time that an Illinois court has found a pension fund to be on the verge of default so that the pension board, and a court, could take action to enforce the Pension Code’s funding statutes.  Additionally, the case represents the first time that an Illinois court has found that the Pension Code’s funding statutes provide for an annual statutory right of enforcement.  The following article provides a case summary, a link to the Opinion, and a link to the oral argument.  PGM attorney Jeff Goodloe represented the Pension Board in the circuit court and appellate court.  The City has filed a petition for leave to appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court.

Harvey Firefighters’ Pension Board v. City of Harvey