On Eve of Pay Raise, Many Judges Say 17 Percent Hike Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

, New York Law Journal


After 13 years of frustration, false hope and broken promises, the arrival on April 1 of a pay raise is a relief, but not necessarily a salve, for deep wounds inflicted financially and personally on the state's Judiciary.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington

    News flash, Judge Lippman: New York is broke. There won't be any more pay raises anytime soon because the state's tax base can't grow. In part, that's because you and your colleagues, and Shelly Silver and his boys in the legislature, refuse to rein in the parasitic plaintiffs' bar. Businesses with any sense have already fled your ridiculously litigious, overly taxed and regulated jurisdiction for greener pastures. Many of the rest will surely follow.

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