Ill. Court Revives Class Action Over Chicago Service Tax

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 6:33 PM EST) -- An Illinois appeals court Tuesday revived a class action challenging the city of Chicago's passage of a service tax on a local neighborhood, saying a lower court erred in finding the suit was not filed in time.

The Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District found that by ignoring the service tax itself and focusing solely on flawed procedural steps taken by the city council when establishing the new tax, property owner Raymond Hawkins was not bound by the city's tax laws and their 165-day...
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