Top NY Court Deals Setback To Judges Seeking $51M Back Pay

Law360, New York (June 6, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT) -- New York's top court said Thursday that judges seeking $51 million in retroactive pay have no automatic right of appeal, foreclosing an avenue the jurists hoped would allow them to challenge a midlevel appellate court's decision that they are not entitled to the money.

Without comment, the Court of Appeals turned aside the appeal of judges including Nassau and Suffolk County trial court judge Emily Pines, part of the state's Commercial Division, "upon the ground that no substantial constitutional question is directly involved."

Denying the automatic...
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