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Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Arbitration Award Preserving Rank-Order Promotion Rights of Police Officers

January 2007

The firm, as labor counsel to Prince George’s County FOP Lodge 89, successfully defended the right of police officers in the County to rank-order promotions.

Having prevailed in arbitration on a challenge to the Police Department’s claim of a right to select candidates out of rank order, the firm rebuffed the County’s challenge to the award in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which issued a decision strongly upholding the bargaining and arbitration rights of County workers.