Pa. Justices Weigh Loan Law In $2.3M Judgment Against Firm

Law360, Philadelphia (March 6, 2013, 7:02 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania law firm on Wednesday sought to escape a $2.3 million class action judgment for collecting unapproved fees from delinquent taxpayers, telling the state's high court that the bulk of the award was based on the improper application of a state law governing loaning practices. 

An attorney for Portnoff Law Associates — a firm specializing in the collection of delinquent municipal user fees and real estate taxes in Pennsylvania — argued that the state’s Loan Interest and Protection Law only applied to loans or “the...
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