FSA Attorneys Secure A Unanimous Ruling In Favor Of Pennridge And Central Bucks Tax Collectors

Friedman Schuman, P.C., is proud to announce that attorneys Michael J. Savona and Barbara R. Merlie secured a unanimous ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in favor of their clients Pennridge and Central Bucks Tax Collectors.

Mr. Savona and Ms. Merlie have championed the tax collectors' cause throughout the trial and appeals process. The high court ruled that Pennridge and Central Bucks school districts exceeded their authority when they sharply reduced the rate by which their elected tax collectors are paid, in an attempt to transform the local tax collection system by forcing the tax collectors to abandon their statutory responsibilities.

The ruling states that the Bucks County school boards cannot cut the compensation of tax collectors to the point where it's so low that they can no longer perform their duties. Rather, it is up to the legislature to revise the existing system. Read Full Supreme Court Opinion.