LOS ANGELES — A U.S. District Court Judge granted the California Public Employees' Retirement System leave to appeal San Bernardino's eligibility to be in bankruptcy to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In her ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee noted the lack of case law involving Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies and a need for clarification around the definitions of what constitutes eligibility to be in bankruptcy.

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