On March 16, 2020, Johnstone Carroll filed suit against the City of Pelham in McCarver et. al v. City of Pelham. The suit alleges that Pelham agreed to pay an educational incentive of an additional five or ten percent of base pay to city employees who received qualifying degrees. The city offered this benefit to attract and retain employees, including firefighters and policemen. The City then stopped paying this educational incentive in violation of City ordinances. The suit seeks restoration of these benefits.