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U.C. Regents v. Benford, G034108

An anti-alienation provision in plaintiff's pension plan, which prohibits a nonemployee spouse who predeceases the working spouse from bequeathing his or her community property interest in the plans, is valid and does not conflict with Fam. Code, section 2610.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2005
  • Published 04/25/2005



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Aprahamian & Aprahamian and Michael T. Aprahamian, Costa Mesa, for Defendants and Appellants., O'Melveny & Myers, Linda J. Smith, Wayne S. Jacobsen, Brent J. North and Warren F. Fox, Newport Beach, for Plaintiffs and Respondents., Peter H. Mison, General Counsel, Carol A. McConnell, Deputy General Counsel, and Richard B. Maness for California Public Employees' Retirement System, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents., Christopher W. Waddell for California State Teachers' Retirement System, as Amicus Curiae of behalf of Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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