Harrisburg Takeover Threatens City Officials, 3rd Circ. Told
By Matt Fair
Law360, Philadelphia (November 21, 2013, 5:24 PM EST) -- An attorney for a group of Harrisburg city officials urged the Third Circuit on Thursday to overthrow a decision finding that his clients did not have enough of a personal stake to establish standing to challenge a state takeover aimed at preventing a bankruptcy filing for the financially troubled municipality.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Paul Rossi argued that Act 47 — the state law allowing Gov. Tom Corbett to declare a state of fiscal emergency and appoint a special receiver to take charge of Harrisburg's finances — had...