UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
December 19, 2011
RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION OF ORANGE COUNTY, INC., PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT,
COUNTY OF ORANGE, DEFENDANT-APPELLEE.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Andrew J. Guilford, District Judge, Presiding D.C. No. 8:07-cv-01301-AGv. MLG
Central District of California, Santa Ana
Argued and Submitted June 10, 2010-Pasadena, California Submission withdrawn June 29, 2010
Resubmitted December 16, 2011
Before: Stephen S. Trott and William A. Fletcher, Circuit Judges, and James C. Mahan, District Judge.*fn1
This court has now received an answer from the California Supreme Court to the question certified to that court. See Retired Employees Assoc. of Orange County v. County of Orange, 52 Cal.4th 1171 (2011). We remand this case to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the answer provided by the California Supreme Court.
In light of the nature of the dispute in this case, and in light of the delay that has already taken place, we encourage the district court to act promptly. In the event of another appeal, this panel will retain jurisdiction and will give scheduling priority to the appeal.