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NY Court Orders $51M Pay Raise For Judges

Law360 (February 10, 2011, 6:19 PM EST) -- A New York State Supreme Court justice has ruled that the state must raise the salaries of its judges retroactive to 2009, putting into effect a $51 million legislative appropriation that was approved that year but never enforced.

According to the opinion, issued late Wednesday by Justice Karen V. Murphy, the raise would be the first for judges since 1998.

The suit was filed in July by four Supreme Court justices, a Court of Claims judge, and a County Court judge from Nassau County. According to...
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