Pa. Judges Play The Odds By Splitting Retirement Suits

Law360, Philadelphia (January 31, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania judges challenging the state’s mandatory retirement rule moved recently to split their suits between federal and state courts, giving them multiple chances to overturn the age limit, an attorney representing six of the judges told Law360 on Thursday.

After two groups of judges sued in state court to contest the rule in November, the state removed both suits to federal court in December. Rather than engage in a time-consuming battle to have his clients’ suit remanded to state court, attorney Robert Heim of Dechert LLP...
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