As of Jan. 1, 2014, California’s appellate judges earned the highest salaries in the nation. The state’s trial judges made $181,292, the fifth highest in the country—although when adjusted for the cost of living, they brought in $134,615.
But under California law, judicial salary increases should have been mandatory to mirror the percentage raises given to state employees after fiscal year 2008-09, according to the complaint. Mallano, who retired on Feb. 28, said that in November he received a 1.4 percent salary increase retroactive to 2013 but not for earlier years.
|Comes now the Plaintiff et alia to sayeth:|
"Show me the money!"