March 26, 2018 / 11:58 PM / 10 months ago

No stay relief for Puerto Rico public employee's pay dispute

The judge overseeing Puerto Rico’s restructuring on Monday turned away a bid by a public employee to lift the stay in the case to litigate a pay dispute, saying that doing so could lead to a long legal fight for the cash-strapped island.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain said in an order that Luisa Murray Soto would, as a potential unsecured creditor, need to pursue her dispute with Puerto Rico in its restructuring case rather than in the island’s Court of Appeals.

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