Five Detroit General Retirement System trustees had travel restrictions rescinded by the Michigan Court of Appeals, which ordered an expedited trial date in the trustees' lawsuit against the city and its CFO, Sean Werdlow. The trustees of the $2.4 billion system claimed Mr. Werdlow instructed them not to perform pension fund-related activities during regular work hours and also restricted their out-of-state travel. The appeals court overturned a temporary restraining order that had required a Wayne County judge's approval before the trustees made out-of-state trips on behalf of the pension fund. Christopher Legghio, plaintiffs' attorney, said that as of this afternoon a trial date had not been set.
Mr. Werdlow did not return a call seeking comment.