Judge finds SRHS owes plan

JACKSON COUNTY — Singing River Health System owes money it failed to contribute to the employee pension fund over the years, Judge Breland Hilburn ruled Thursday morning, according to Biloxi attorney Jim Reeves.

Reeves said the amount Singing River must pay is still to be determined, but the ruling is “huge and potentially shaves years off the litigation.” Earl Denham of Ocean Springs said Hilburn also indicated those responsible for underfunding the pension must be identified.