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DA, county controller take dispute to court

DA, county controller take dispute to court

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A legal battle continues to brew between Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and county Controller Glenn Eckhart.

Martin claims Eckhart went from being county commissioner to county controller without a two-year break between the positions, which he said is illegal.

Eckhart claims there's no law requiring the two-year break.

The men took their arguments to court Friday afternoon.

Martin has filed a motion for summary judgement, which means the courts would make a decision in the case based on judicial law.

Eckhart now has 20 days to do the same or file a dispute.

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