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Judge hands Dignity Health a temporary reprieve on pension plan
Sacramento Business Journal

A federal district court judge in San Francisco put his own Dignity health pension plan rulings on hold last week until an appeals court decides whether to take the case.

Judge Thelton Henderson has ruled twice that the health system’s pension plan is not exempt from federal pension rules as a “church plan” that falls under looser guidelines.

Yet last Wednesday, Henderson agreed with Dignity Health arguments that if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses his rulings, “the litigation would take a decidedly different path.”