OMAHA, Neb. - The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 7 upheld a District Court's decision to have the same class counsel represent both active and retired employees of a Nebraska city in a dispute over health care benefits, finding that all class members were properly represented and the settlement agreement was fair (Professional Firefighters Association of Omaha, Local 385, et al. v. James Conrad Zalewski, No. 11-1817/3253, 8th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9226).