Right to jury trial at issue in pension lawsuit
By The Associated Press
The sides appeared Friday before Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter. Public-sector unions and retirees have sued over the law, which was designed to save
The state’s lawyer says juries are uniquely designed to determine cases with disputed facts that involve claims for monetary compensation, such as this one.
The lawyer for the firefighters says the court can use its discretion to put the law back the way it was and it would be premature to send the case to a jury.
Taft-Carter did not indicate when she’d rule.
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