A New York state court has ruled that a retired New York City attorney must pay back nearly $33,000 in extra pension money she received over seven years due to a computer error.

Acting Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez in Manhattan ruled last week in Olick v. D’Alessandro, 115369/10, that under city law, the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) is authorized to recover overpayments, regardless of when it becomes aware of the error.