Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Conversion Case Update

On February 12, 2018, the Honorable Judge Sherry K. Stephens issued an under advisement ruling in the Jacobs et al. v. City of Phoenix case, commonly known as the vacation/sick leave conversion case filed in Superior Court in June 2014.

Judge Stephens’ ruling denied the City’s motion for judgment on the pleadings in its entirety. In doing so, the Court agreed with PLEA on several issues: 1) that the City waived its right to assert a notice of claim defense; 2) that PLEA has standing to seek damages on behalf of Unit 4 members; and 3) that judgment on the pleadings inappropriate because PLEA’s claims are plausible on their face. The full ruling can be read here: Under Advisement Ruling

This does not mean the case is over. Just the opposite, in fact. The case is still in the discovery phase and, depending on a variety of factors, may not be completed for several years. If, at any time, you have questions about the status of this case, please feel free to call the PLEA office or our attorneys directly.