San Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger illegally furloughed State Compensation Insurance Fund employees.
Department of Personnel Administration spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley said that she couldn't comment on either the decision or whether the Brown administration would continue to press the state's case, since attorneys still needed to review the ruling.
CASE v. Edmund G. Brown et al. started in San Francisco Superior Court as CASE v. Arnold Schwarzenegger et al. A little more than two years ago, Judge Peter Busch ruled that furloughing State Fund legal staff violated a law that protects the fund from "staff cutbacks."
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The appellate court also dismissed an appeal in a similar case involving State Fund employees covered by SEIU Local 1000, which leaves standing the lower court's decision in favor of the union.