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Judge hears arguments in DA's lawsuit against Northampton County

Published On: Apr 10 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2013 06:10:35 PM EDT

Who has the power to hand out promotions to Northampton County employees?

EASTON, Pa. -

Who has the power to hand out promotions to Northampton County employees? A judge is sorting it out.

District Attorney John Morganelli has sued a group of county officials, including  county Executive John Stoffa.         

Morganelli said he was blocked from making promotions in his office.

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Stoffa said only county council can allow an employee's promotion to a higher pay grade.

A judge heard arguments in the case Thursday. We're told he'll issue a ruling at a later date.