Pittsburgh's Suit Over UPMC Tax Status Sent To State Court

Law360, Philadelphia (August 07, 2013, 2:27 PM ET) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday sent Pittsburgh's lawsuit challenging the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's tax-free status back to state court, despite UPMC's arguments that the suit violated its Fourteenth Amendment rights.

U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti concluded that the suit, which aims to force UPMC to pay the city's payroll tax, did not involve any questions of federal law. She emphasized that it was not sufficient for UPMC to simply cite federal law defenses to the suit when the city had properly based...
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