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Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case
Balto. Co. could owe more than $19 million in pension case

Baltimore County may have to pay more than $19 million back to thousands of retirees and employees who for years contributed to a pension system that courts have ruled discriminated against beneficiaries on the basis of age. The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear the county's appeal in the case, effectively ending its legal challenge. Now, the task becomes figuring out how much the county must pay back, and to whom — a process that could take several years. In a memo sent to County Council members late last week, council attorney Thomas Bostwick warned that the financial impact of the case could be "sizable" and that determining damages would be a daunting...

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