Philly Cases Point To Coming Wave Of Pa. Property Tax Fights

By Matt Fair (October 10, 2017, 6:27 PM EDT) -- A trio of recently filed property tax challenges in Philadelphia signal the start of what attorneys say is a rising tide of litigation following a landmark Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling declaring it unconstitutional to selectively dispute assessments for high-value properties.

The declaratory judgment actions launched in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas challenge a move by the city to revalue a cross-section of commercial and institutional properties, which raised some $118 million in new tax revenue.

The lawsuits are part of what legal experts say is a growing torrent of litigation coming in the wake of a decision finding that...

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