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Philadelphia Inquirer: Federal Judge Enjoins Philadelphia Gas Works From Placing Liens on Landlord Properties for Tenants’ Unpaid Gas Bills

May 8, 2016

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Andrew Maykuth reports on the decision of U.S. District Court Judge J. Curtis Joyner enjoining Philadelphia Gas Works (“PGW”) from filing liens on any residential or commercial property except those where the property owner is the delinquent PGW customer.

Judge Joyner’s order comes two months after he ruled that PGW’s system of placing liens on landlord properties because of unpaid tenant bills violated the landlords’ due process and was thus unconstitutional.

The landlords are represented by John Grogan and Irv Ackelsberg.