NY Can't Dodge Judges' Suit Over Health Contribution Cuts

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 11:11 PM EDT) -- A New York judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a suit challenging a state law that reduced New York's contribution to the health insurance premiums of current and retired state judges, finding the judges had sufficiently alleged that the law imposes an unconstitutional decrease in judges' compensation.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Carol R. Edmead said the judges could proceed with a declaratory relief action alleging the increase in their health costs violates the state constitutional mandate that judges' compensation cannot be diminished while they remain in...
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