BNY Mellon, NYC Beat Class Action Over Tax Liens

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday threw out two suits, one a proposed class action alleging the City of New York, The Bank of New York Mellon and others violated the U.S. Constitution with the method the city used to assert tax liens and foreclose on properties.

Judge John Gleeson dismissed a pair of lawsuits alleging the city’s tax lien foreclosure process on a Staten Island property violated the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and 14th amendments to the Constitution. Four K. Group Inc., which lost the...
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