Class Cert. Denied In Philly Towing Fee Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (January 31, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Monday rejected a class certification bid in a suit claiming the Philadelphia Parking Authority violated due process by towing vehicles and imposing fees without recourse, finding that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate the class was large enough.

U.S. District Judge Curtis Joyner ruled that the plaintiffs, who were stopped because of alleged violations of Philadelphia's Live Stop policy, which allows impoundment of vehicles under certain circumstances, showed neither direct nor circumstantial evidence that the class met the numerosity standard for certification....
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