Philly Housing Agency Pays $3M To Settle Gas Allowance Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (May 28, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge gave final approval Friday to a $2.6 million class settlement resolving new claims that the Philadelphia Housing Authority failed to factor rising natural gas prices into the allowance residents receive to pay utility bills.

The settlement puts to rest claims that the PHA had twice violated a 1998 consent agreement reached in the class action which forced the authority to incorporate the rising cost of natural gas into allowances tenants receive to help pay their utility bills.

“After careful consideration, we conclude...
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