Oregon Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review

On July 25, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court denied my petition for review of the Court of Appeals case that refused to have non-PERS judges decide Re v. PERS.  The Supreme Court’s decision means that under current Oregon law all PERS lawsuits must be decided by judges who are PERS members, even when those judges have a substantial financial interest in the outcome of the case.

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not explain why I was not entitled to have my case decided by judges who were impartial but the court was not required to give any explanation.

This matter, however, is not over.  I will continue in my efforts to restore fundamental fairness to PERS lawsuits and I will not stop until that issue is finally decided by judges who are not PERS members.

Dan Re



About Dan Re

I am an attorney who has lived in Bend and practiced law since 1981. In educating myself about the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), I was shocked at how the PERS laws were changed by the legislature, once legislators were allowed to join PERS in 1971, 26 years after PERS was first created. Those changes personally benefitted the legislators who made them at the direct financial expense of the people they were elected to represent. That is wrong and I intend to change it. In 2009, I started a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation, In RE The People, Inc., for the purpose of informing concerned citizens of what happened regarding PERS and other issues of social and civic importance. I then created this blog to further that objective.
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2 Responses to Oregon Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review

  1. Sig Lindley says:

    That sucks. The people of Oregon are asleep, don’t care how their money is spent, and have no appreciation for what’s fair and equitable – they are being fleeced and don’t even know it. Good luck with your work going forward.

    Sig lindley Sent from my iPad

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