A legal action (the “Class Action”) has been brought against the City of Scranton (“City”) in the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County (the “Court”) concerning the City’s residential refuse fee which the law mandates is to be used to reimburse the City’s Operating Fund for costs incurred directly for the disposal of refuse. Plaintiff alleges that the City has violated the law by collecting refuse fees well in excess of the amount required to fund the refuse disposal program; the City did not segregate the refuse funds into a special interest-bearing account; and the City used the refuse funds for the City’s general welfare, unrelated to refuse collection, between 2014 and the present. In an Order dated January 2, 2018 (the “Order”), the Court permitted the Class Action to proceed on behalf of all residential property owners who paid the refuse fee between January 1, 2014 and the present.
As a result of the Order, you have to choose to do one of the following:
You can obtain more information by reviewing the Court documents available here, or by calling 1-855-571-5832.