Bankrupt Ala. County Group Must Rework $1.6B Sewer Claim

Law360, New York (August 16, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- An Alabama bankruptcy judge sent a group of 13 Jefferson County elected officials and residents back to the drawing board Wednesday, ordering them to rework the various pleadings seeking class standing for a $1.6 billion claim based on the hikes to the local sewer rates.

The group, led by Birmingham City Council President Roderick V. Royal, sought class standing for the county's 130,000 residents who it alleged had been overcharged for sewer service when the now-bankrupt county passed along the costs of the disastrous debt deal...
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