Matthews v. Chicago Transit Authority

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (1st) 123348
Decision Date: 
February 7, 2014
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 5th Div.
Justice: 
GORDON
Holding: 
Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded with directions.
Court dismissed class action suit which alleged that Defendants CTA and related entities substantially diminished and impaired vested retirement health care benefits of current and retired CTA employees. Court properly found that current CTA employees lacked standing to bring claims. Retired CTA employees have vested right to at least some portion of retiree health benefits, and stated a cause of action against all defendants for declaratory judgment.(McBRIDE and PALMER, concurring.)