A class-action lawsuit against the New York court system alleging discriminatory pay and treatment of 29 court interpreters was filed in a state trial court in Manhattan, parallel to the plaintiffs’ recent filing of an amended complaint in federal court—after the original federal claim was tossed on jurisdictional grounds, but with leave to refile.

“We’re hedging our bets and suing in both forums,” the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Arthur Z. Schwartz of Advocates for Justice, Chartered Attorneys, told the New York Law Journal on Thursday.