Tibbles v. Teachers Retirement System of GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Carol Tibbles retired in April 1994. She was a member of the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia, and as such, she was entitled by law to an annual retirement allowance. To calculate the amount of the allowance to which Tibbles was entitled, the System looked to the compensation that she earned in the 24 consecutive calendar months beginning with February 1992, and it applied the statutory formula to that compensation. The System consistently paid Tibbles an allowance in an amount consistent with that calculation. Tibbles claimed, however, that the System miscalculated the amount to which she was entitled, and sued the System and its trustees, seeking legal and equitable relief for the alleged miscalculation of her annual retirement allowance. The trial court awarded summary judgment to the System, finding that the System adhered to its own rules and policies in calculating the amount to which Tibbles was entitled, and concluding that those rules and policies comported with OCGA 47-3-120 (a)(2). Tibbles appealed. But finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed.