Dallas Immune From $1B Back Pay Suit, Appeals Court Told

Law360, Dallas (June 11, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The city of Dallas on Tuesday asked a state appellate court to throw out a $1 billion back pay claim from city firefighters and police officers, arguing the city never contracted to give them perpetual pay raises and is immune from the back pay claims.

Dallas argued a network of city ordinances, rules and charter provisions governing police and firefighter activity and pay are too disparate to be combined to form the basis of a valid contract. The city contends if the public safety workers can’t...
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