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Delphi retirees down to last legal shot to restore pensions

Delphi salaried retirees are down to their last legal shot in their more than 11-year battle to restore pensions lost when the auto parts maker went bankrupt.

But will they take it?

“Our only legal option is to ask for cert (certiorari) at the (U.S.) Supreme Court so that we could get the Supreme Court to hear our case … We still have until the end of July, I believe, to do that. So we’re working on what we are going to do right now,” Chuck Cunningham, legal liaison for the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association, said.

In common parlance, certiorari is the way for parties unsatisfied with a lower court’s decision to petition the high court to consider a case.

“We’re not saying we’re going to do one thing or another, but we are looking at it,” Cunningham said.

But the odds are long for that happening given, according to a U.S. judicial website, just 100 to 150 of the more than 7,000 cases the court is asked to review each year are accepted.

Read more in Monday’s Vindicator.

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