Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Eight Interim Report Of The Review Officer

Review Officer Dennis Walsh has issued his Eight Interim Report, (with exhibits) the report contains numerous items of interest and is a must read for all members.

This is my Eighth Interim Report as Review Officer in this matter. It endeavors to inform the Court and the parties of the scope and substance of my activities for the past six months and to convey my impressions of certain aspects of the undertaking. As of this writing, the Court has been asked by the District Council, Benefit Funds and the government to approve a new stipulation and order designed to give the District Council and the Benefit Funds increased control over their affairs while being subject to the authority of a new official, referred to as the “Independent Monitor,” with less authority than the Review Officer (as set forth in the Stipulation and Order entered in this matter on June 3, 2010). The document was negotiated and drafted by the parties after I informed them that I would not serve as Review Officer after the conclusion of this year.


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