DOJ Can't Shake Former Judges' Retirement Pay Dispute

Law360, Los Angeles (January 24, 2014, 9:30 PM EST) -- A federal claims judge on Friday rejected the U.S. Department of Justice’s attempts to quash 22 federal judges’ suit seeking increases in their pensions to reflect congressionally blocked cost-of-living adjustments, ruling the statute of limitations for the claims reset with each pension payment.

Judge Eric G. Bruggink denied the government’s motion to dismiss the July suit, which alleged the judges were entitled to four COLAs granted to federal employees but that Congress specifically exempted judges from the salary bumps.

The government argued the judges needed to...
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