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Philly Hit With Class Action Challenging Center City Taxes

Law360, Philadelphia (June 14, 2017, 4:02 PM EDT) -- A former Philadelphia mayoral candidate and a parking lot owner launched a putative class action in Pennsylvania state court Tuesday challenging the city’s implementation of a tax that supports the special services provided by its Center City District.

Businessman Tom Knox, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor as a Democrat in 2007, joined the owner of a Center City parking lot in attacking the special assessment that funds the business improvement district.

“This case concerns the defendants’ patent misuse of the authority to tax property within the...
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