RIVERSIDE, Calif. — U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury Friday denied the California Public Employees' Retirement System's request to be allowed to sue San Bernardino in California state court over $6.9 million in missed pension payments.

Jury opened the hearing with a 30-minute string of arguments outlining why she was unlikely to lift the automatic stay granted to San Bernardino when it filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

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