Calif. Reneged On Pay Raise Vow, Appellate Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2014, 4:32 PM EST) -- A California appellate judge on Tuesday hit the state’s controller and its judicial pension system with a putative class action, alleging California has not given its judges mandatory raises, thus shorting their pension funding. 

Justice Robert M. Mallano, a justice in the California Court of Appeal for the Second District, claims that California has ignored a requirement to tie judicial salary increases to the average salary increase of state workers each year. Because the judicial pension payments are based on salaries, the failure to properly increase...
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