UCLRG Status Report 5/31/12
UC filed their response brief to our appeal late Tuesday afternoon. It is mostly a repetition of material from previous filings. There are a few references to the Orange County case citing requirements to show an implied contract. Not being a legal expert, I can't tell how effective it will be.
There seems to be a logical disconnect in UCÕs reasoning. They claim that asking for the same benefits as other UC retirees is the same as asking for a vested right to lifetime medical coverage. From there on, they argue that we have no such right.
The next step is for us to respond. Initially, the Court gave us 20 days to respond, making it due 6/20. We have asked for an additional 30 days pushing the date out to 7/20.