No ruling issued in Girard dispute


GIRARD -- A ruling in the financial dispute between Girard Municipal Court and the city was not issued by the 11th District Court of Appeals by the close of business Thursday.
Magistrate Matthew Lamb initially had said a ruling would be made.
Girard Municipal Judge Michael Bernard ordered the city in November 2005 to increase its appropriation for court operations by $49,000. Council complied but has filed suit to get the money back.
The judge also ordered the city to increase appropriations to the court for 2006 to $905,454, an issue that has been included in the appellate court lawsuit. The court was originally appropriated about $600,000 for the year.

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