JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News is following a new development in the Singing River Health System pension fund lawsuit. We have just learned a new temporary restraining order has been granted that keeps SRHS from dissolving its pension plan.
Attorney Harvey Barton tells us Jackson County Chancery Judge Neil Harris granted the temporary restraining order for Maury Thompson's lawsuit Wednesday. Thompson is a retiree from SRHS.
The first temporary restraining order that forced SRHS to keep its pension plan is set to expire Thursday, unless a federal or chancery judge extends it.
Also developing at this time, Cynthia Almond's attorneys have nine days from Wednesday to explain why they want her lawsuit moved back to chancery court.
As we've reported, Almond's lawsuit targets the health system's plan to terminate retirees and current employee's pension.
Last week, the case was moved from chancery court to federal court.
We've also learned a phone conference will be held with the federal judge presiding over the lawsuit and all attorneys involved.