UPMC Sues Pittsburgh, Mayor Over Tax Exemption Dispute

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Friday sued the city of Pittsburgh and its mayor in Pennsylvania federal court, alleging the city had wrongly attempted to repeal its tax-exempt status despite the health system's being a legitimate charity.

The attempt by the city and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl to have the tax-exempt status of UPMC — Pennsylvania's largest employer — removed, thus making it eligible to be hit with the city’s payroll tax, was a violation of both state and local law as well its constitutional...
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