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Court Says Layoff Case Shouldn't Be Tossed

Law360 (July 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court of appeals has kept alive a lawsuit brought by Connecticut union employees after a massive layoff of state workers more than four years ago.

In a decision Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a lower court decision that said the doctrines of sovereign or legislative immunity for public officials don't automatically bar the lawsuit.

A slew of unions brought the suit against former Gov. John G. Rowland and former Connecticut Secretary of the Office...
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