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Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Municipal Retirees – Health Insurance – Contract – Estoppel (access required)

Bishop v. City of Columbia Although neither the defendant-city’s employee handbook nor an insurance benefits booklet formed a contract with the plaintiffs – retired police officers and firefighters – the plaintiff-retirees may have been entitled to rely on statements made by their supervisors and city human resources personnel about free health insurance after retirement. We affirm in part and reverse in part the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment to the city.

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