Pa. Supreme Court ruling breathes new life into Lower Merion School District appeal

Jim Melwert
December 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm
Wooden gavel in courtroom



LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is allowing a Lower Merion School District appeal of that seemed to be dead-in-the-water to go forward.

A lower court ruled the district cooked the books to pass higher tax hikes than were allowed by law.

But Commonwealth Court threw out the school district’s appeal based on procedural grounds.

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The Supreme Court decision means Commonwealth Court will hear argument on the case.

The school district says this means they can argue on merits.

But Arthur Wolk, who filed the suit on behalf of taxpayers, says the ruling subjects taxpayers to a “minimum of five more years of litigation in a case they’ve won three times.”