Retired teachers to get back pay

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ATLANTA — An agreement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that will provide lump sum payments for thousands of retired Georgia teachers and their beneficiaries.

The agreement between the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia and lead plaintiffs Larrie Grant Plymel and Connie D. Monroe brought the lawsuit to a close after a hearing in Fulton County Superior Court today.

The plaintiffs claimed that the retirement system did not correctly calculate retirement benefits and that as a result some retirees were underpaid for years.

The back payments cover the period from April 1998 to April 2004, before the filing of the lawsuit.

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