Harrisburg Officials Lose Appeal Of State Takeover

Law360, Philadelphia (January 7, 2014, 4:37 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a ruling finding that a group of elected officials in Harrisburg did not have enough personal stake to establish standing in a suit challenging a state takeover of the financially troubled city aimed at preventing a bankruptcy filing.

A three-judge panel agreed that the threat of sanctions the officials could face in the event they violated court orders issued under Act 47 — the state law allowing Gov. Tom Corbett to declare fiscal emergency and appoint a special receiver to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wanda Williams, et al v. Governor of Pennsylvania, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

April 3, 2013

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