Owners Of Condemned Building May Sue City, Pa. Panel Rules

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT) -- A divided Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Monday that the former owners of the Centennial Building in New Castle have third-party standing to enforce a city contract to collect a condemnation judgment on the property, whose value was destroyed by the city’s urban renewal project in the 1970s.

In a split decision, a seven-judge en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed a trial court’s 2011 ruling that the building's owners did not have third-party standing to launch suit to enforce a 1977 contract between the...
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