Jul 28, 2014

Should Attleboro Appeal ARA Court Decision?

Should the city/Attleboro Redevelopment Authority continue to put up a fight, or is it time to call it quits and accept the decision?

Should Attleboro Appeal ARA Court Decision?

Word came out late Friday afternoon that a Bristol County Superior Court judge had sided with the state Civil Service Commission's 2011 decision and ruled the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority had wrongfully fired two staff members nearly three years ago. The judge ordered the employees be rehired and receive back pay, including benefits and interest (a total their attorney says is at least $600,000).

If you take the weekend off from local news and need to catch up, go to read the article about the ruling and all the relevant documents.

City Solicitor Robert Mangiaratti says the judge's decision includes "several legal issues" that would be the basis for an appeal. The employees' attorney says any objective person is going to reach the same conclusion as the judge did.

What do you think? Is this something worth appealing? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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