Real Property

Judge Grants Immunity to City Officials in Demolition Case

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A federal judge has granted qualified immunity to two Scranton officials who allegedly failed to provide notice to the owner of a commercial property before the property was demolished, reasoning that the law is unclear as to whether the officials had a duty to check public records to determine whether ownership of the property had changed hands at a tax sale during the lengthy gap between the time that the property was scheduled for demolition and the time it was actually demolished.

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