- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a lawyer for the state’s human services agency over his salary.

The Appeals Court on Tuesday denied William Satterfield arguments that his salary range at the Department of Human Services was between $40,000 and $70,000, lower than the range of $67,000 to $117,000 for lawyers at the attorney general’s office.

Satterfield said the salaries should be the same.

He said state law requires the Personnel Board to review annually the salaries of the attorney general’s office and adjust those of human services attorneys accordingly.

DHS lawyers argued state law does not give the Personnel Board authority to set the salaries of attorneys hired by the agency.

A Hinds County judge threw out Satterfield’s lawsuit in 2013.

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