NY Judges Want $780M In Salary Dispute

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 5:30 PM EST) -- New York state court judges are seeking at least $780 million in damages from the state over the failure of lawmakers and governors to increase their pay.

The claim submitted on Monday to the New York State Court of Claims comes nearly a year after the state's highest court ruled that the more than 10-year absence of salary increases for judges violates the separation-of-powers doctrine in the state constitution.

The named judges in the present matter — Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Edward A. Maron, Kings...
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