Harrisburg Officials Lose Appeal Of State Takeover
By Matt Fair
Law360, Philadelphia (January 7, 2014, 4:37 PM ET) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a ruling finding that a group of elected officials in Harrisburg did not have enough personal stake to establish standing in a suit challenging a state takeover of the financially troubled city aimed at preventing a bankruptcy filing.
A three-judge panel agreed that the threat of sanctions the officials could face in the event they violated court orders issued under Act 47 — the state law allowing Gov. Tom Corbett to declare fiscal emergency and appoint a special receiver to...