DA, county controller take dispute to court

Author: , Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published: May 25 2012 04:37:39 PM EDT   Updated On: May 25 2012 05:19:33 PM EDT
DA challenges eligibility of county controller Glenn Eckhart
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.