With an order that means potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of teachers, a judge has flipped his own earlier position and ruled that a group of DeKalb County School District employees have the right to proceed together with their lawsuit accusing the Board of Education of illegally ending contributions to their retirement fund.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams granted a motion for class certification and named teachers to serve as representatives in the lawsuit going forward with an order signed March 26.

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