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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Live Out the String

Don't expect a decision from Judge Kantor in the Arken/Robinson cases before sometime in 2008. Unfortunately, Judge Kantor seems to have drawn the short straw again and has been assigned the Criminal Docket for the remainder of 2007. Apparently this started not long after he had the status conference. My worry is that he will continue in that capacity into early 2008, thus delaying the decision even longer and letting PERS have free rein over my retirement benefits for even longer. They are definitely living out the string. I can only hope that when Judge Kantor finally gets time to write and to issue his ruling that it smacks PERS so hard that their collective heads are coming out their collective arses. Growl.

6 comments:

Lance said...

Here, Here Marc (or is it Hear, Hear)?
lance

texipup said...

If you don't understand by now that no one except us "Window Retirees" care about us then you have been too busy not noticing. We are the ones that have no recourses. We are retired and OEA ,if you notice, only care about and listen to the ones still working. They pay their salary and we no longer do. They pay the union dues and we no longer do. The legislation and Ted K. know we are in limbo and don't care because the Gov. has had too many kudos sent his way for reforming PERS. Can you imagine us actually getting what we are suppose to get. Can you even imagine the embarrassment...
So forget about fairness, the PERSB, PERS, the ones still working, OEA, Supreme Court, and most of all the lawyers who are on one big "BANK ROLL". Remember the good old days when you could call PERS and get someone to talk to
you? Now you call and they have amnesia and chuckle and laugh at you. Remember when all the Union Leaders and OEA told us that when the PERS Board went from 12 members down to 5 members not to worry. Well, we bought that hook line and sinker and we didn't even question it. Now,...

Lance said...

I don't expect support from the politicians. Our only (slim) hope is the courtswhich occasionally act as fair and independent arbiters.

texipup said...

Your right. Our only hope is the courts. But... when judge Kantor comes to court supposedly with the whole day cleared (Aug.16)and spends less than two hours in court then we are in trouble. Not to mention that he had since the previous Sept. to get ready. And he came to court not addressing one of the biggest issues in the case... well you see what I am getting to. "Where was our lawyers ahead of this Aug. 16th hearing informing Judge Kantor that he hadn't addressed this major issue previously? Well if they had informed him during those how many months before Aug. 16th then he might have come prepared and the PERB would not be able to continue on their merry way sticking it to us. And our (I say our with tongue in cheek) lawyers would see their "Bank Roll" getting closer to drying up. Oh yeah, how curious that Judge K. now has some additional case load.

mrfearless47 said...

I don't know whether I would call it "curious" that Judge Kantor "now" has additional work. I think that he got saddled with this work awhile back and it has continued unabated since. I think that Judge Kantor gets all these assignments because (a) he's too nice; (b) too senior; and (c) to smart not to. It is (c) that gives me hope that when he finally does get around to having the time to read all the textual information, the legal information, and study the scam PERS has been pulling for a few years now, that he will put a stop to it quickly. Yes, I know it'll be appealed in a heartbeat, but while it is under appeal, PERS can spend its time recalculating my benefit and giving me back what I'm owed. I don't think we will lose on appeal. Our case is stronger than PERS' is, but it will take a judge or group of judges with large huevos and huevettes (you know what I mean :-\ ) to rule against the establishment. If they don't hurry, however, PERS' surplus could evaporate in a quick downturn of the market.

texipup said...

It is your hope and knowledge of Judge Kantor that gives me any kind of hope. You know the situation (and the system) far better than I. Thanks for all you do and the information.