Evicted Homeowners Challenge DC Property Tax Liens

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The veteran who became a symbol of the District of Columbia’s abusive tax collection system when he lost his home over a $134 bill filed a putative class action in Washington federal court Tuesday, seeking to strike down the district's century-old tax lien program, alleging that it violates the Fifth Amendment.

Benjamin Coleman filed the suit on behalf of all District of Columbia residents who have lost their homes in tax lien actions in recent years. The suit alleges that Washington law violates the Fifth Amendment by...
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