Philly City Council Beats Developer's Due Process Claims

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday ruled that Philadelphia and its City Council did not violate the constitutional rights of a real estate owner by refusing to authorize the paving of a road he claims is necessary to put a housing development on his 8-acre tract.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle concluded that developer Parker Avenue LP failed to show that the two City Council members who rejected his calls to support the paving ordinance did not abuse their authority or act arbitrarily in doing so....
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