Class Reps. Dodge Dismissal of Pa. Tax Delinquency Suit
By Matt Fair
Law360, Philadelphia (July 15, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Lead plaintiffs in a class action challenging a local government’s authority to collect attorneys’ fees in delinquent tax proceedings will be allowed to benefit from a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling in their favor despite subsequent legislative changes nullifying the decision, a state appeals court said Monday.
In a precedential opinion, a three-judge Commonwealth Court panel said that Pentlong Corp. and Weitzel Inc. — the two lead plaintiffs in a class action challenging Allegheny County’s efforts to collect property tax liens and related fees by contracting with...