Citizens Slam Ala. County Bankruptcy Plan Over Sewer Rates

Law360, New York (October 04, 2013, 6:04 PM ET) -- A putative class of Jefferson County, Ala., citizens objected to Jefferson's bankruptcy plan in Alabama federal court Friday, saying the county intends to illegally impose unfair sewer rates without giving citizens adequate time or information to object.

According to the objection filed by three citizens currently paying to access the county’s sewer system, the bankruptcy plan preliminarily approved by a federal judge in August would cause undue harm to Jefferson County residents and strip them of their constitutional rights.

The rate payers argue that a notice...
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