Pa. Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Philly Taxi Fees

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 2:13 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday ruled that a law granting the Philadelphia Parking Authority the power to arbitrarily set taxicab licensing fees in its annual budget violates the state constitution, siding with taxicab companies that brought suit challenging the fees.

A seven-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that section 5707(b) of the Parking Authority Law lacked any standards addressing how the parking authority could set the licensing fees in its annual budget and fee schedule. Not only does that section of the law...
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