PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Kitty Aguilar got what so many other Singing River Health System retirees wanted. She got a chancery court judge to issue a temporary restraining order to block the liquidation of the health system's pension plan.
Dozens of other retirees sat shoulder-to-shoulder on courtroom benches. Many of the Singing River Health System retirees wore white t-shirts with the words "do the right thing" in black letters across the front of their clothing.
They were there to support Singing River Health System retirees who filed lawsuits to protect a pension plan that's teetering on the brink of extinction.
Aguilar is the fourth retiree to file a court challenge. She's the first to get the TRO approved.
All of the lawsuit targets the health system's plan to terminate the pensions for retirees and current employees.
Chancery Court Judge Neil Harris heard two TRO requests Wednesday. he said he couldn't take any further action on Howard Bosarge's lawsuit because it was moved to federal court. But, he did issue the temporary restraining order for Kitty Aguilar's lawsuit.
The T-R-O stops Singing River Health System from terminating the under funded pension plan it created.
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