Philly Firefighters Union Sees Demotion Challenge Axed

Law360, Philadelphia (September 27, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania judge axed on Friday a firefighters union's bid to prevent Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration from demoting a group of captains and lieutenants, in the wake of a state appellate court's ruling that invalidated a prior order mandating the officers’ promotions.

Judge Leon Tucker in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas found that he did not have jurisdiction to rule on an emergency motion for an injunction aimed at stopping the city of Philadelphia from demoting 14 captains and lieutenants, after a Commonwealth Court...
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