Judge’s lawsuit over pension/benefit reform headed to Supreme Court

TRENTON – The state Supreme Court will fast-track a hearing into the lawsuit filed by a judge over pensions/benefit reform.

TRENTON – The state Supreme Court will fast-track a hearing into the lawsuit filed by a judge over pensions/benefit reform.

The court ruled today that it will grant certification to the suit filed by Judge Paul DePascale.

A lower court had ruled in the judge’s favor that the landmark overhaul of pensions and benefit contributions by public employees did not apply to the judges, and the Christie administration announced it would appeal.

The appellant’s brief has to be filed by Dec. 28 and the respondent’s brief by Jan. 27.

Previous coverage:

Plaintiff judge asks Supreme Court to take pension/benefit challenge

  Judge’s lawsuit over pension/benefit reform headed to Supreme Court