Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jeffrey Lewis , Sacha Steinberger and Andrew Lah , Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., Oakland, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.
Raymond F. Lynch , Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, CA, for Defendant-Appellee.
Opinion by Judge IKUTA; Partial Concurrence and Partial Dissent by Judge RAWLINSON.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
IKUTA, Circuit Judge:
The Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees (Association) sued Sonoma County, alleging that the County had breached its obligation to provide certain vested healthcare benefits in perpetuity. Although the County had not expressly promised to provide these benefits, the Association alleged that it had implicitly done so. The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Retired Employees Ass'n of Orange County, Inc...
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