NY Doesn't Owe State Judges $325M In Back Pay, Court Rules

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT) -- A New York state judge refused Thursday to order the state to pay more than $325 million in retroactive salary increases to New York's 1,300 trial judges who worked without raises for more than a decade.

Justice Richard Braun of New York Supreme Court in New York County said a 2010 Court of Appeals decision settling the pay question allowed the Legislature to determine what raises to bestow on judges. Lawmakers have granted a three-year raise to hike judges' pay a total of 27 percent but...
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