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(Yahoo)   PA appeals court rules that maybe, just maybe, a judge should have given a widow a hearing before ordering her $300k home sold to satisfy a $6.30 "late fee" on her property taxes   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, late fees, Western Pennsylvania, settlement offer, evidentiary hearing  
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2013-08-20 11:28:04 AM  
3 votes:
"An attorney for Lewis offered to settle the dispute last year for $160,000 from Battisti."

What sort of asshole do you have to be to consider this an "offer"? "I 'bought' your $280k home for $110k, which you haven't received a penny of, but how about I 'sell' it back to you for $160k and we'll call it even."

If you're going to scam an old lady out of $50k, at least pretend to be a Nigerian prince.
2013-08-20 11:55:22 AM  
2 votes:
Money grubbin' widows and their $300k homes. What? No Nigerian Prince has called upon her to help him spirit dad's money out of Nigeria? Has no relative bled her dry with sob story after sob story? What of the spoiled grandchildren? Do they not have Wiis and Xboxes aplenty at her expense? And her daughters? Did they not fail at their careers in hair cutting, medical transcriptionist and or interstate truck driver and require monetary support until they find themselvess or land a husband better than that Dan who was a drinker and gambler only after the nuptials? Has she not heard "Oh dear grandmother, the cellular company charged by the text? How was I to know such a thing? Look at this bill and weep with me grandmother."

No wonder the state had to step in. What if she had slipped the surly bonds of life thinking that she was well treated throughout? How could she appreciate heaven and all it's glory had the state not pummeled her with legal documents, writs and liens?
2013-08-20 11:23:28 AM  
2 votes:
I just don't understand why people don't get all shooty when this stuff happens.  If someone took my home for the equivalent of $6.30, you best believe some people better sleep with one eye open, gripping the pillows tiiiight, CAUSE I'M GOING IN DRY!!!
2013-08-20 12:12:53 PM  
1 vote:
A western Pennsylvania woman whose $280,000 home was sold at auction over $6.30 in unpaid interest won a court decision Monday allowing her a fresh opportunity to argue she should not lose her home.

Every American should be proud of their justice system if it only takes three court decisions to settle a $6.30 fine.
2013-08-20 11:34:20 AM  
1 vote:
CSB Time:

The last place I lived I paid the property taxes on my car but transposed 2 numbers for the cents, wrote 36 instead of 63 on the check.  2 months later a county deputy shows up at my door with a summons for unpaid taxes.  Which I could pay with no additional fees.   They probably spent $300 to recover $.27.   Great use of taxpayer dollars!

2013-08-20 11:33:49 AM  
1 vote:

doyner: If you have to pay the state every year for perpetuity, do you really own your home?

/trick etymological question

You don't have to pay taxes if you reject the fictitious business name the government assigned to you on your birth certificate.
2013-08-20 11:19:59 AM  
1 vote:
Hold on, I got about tree-fiddy.
2013-08-20 11:17:31 AM  
1 vote:
I'm guessing the judge in question didn't think it was possible for a home in Aliquippa to be worth $280k.  Or, for that matter, $6.30.
2013-08-20 10:48:35 AM  
1 vote:
Article: $280,000 home

Headline: $300k home

It's amazing what they did to this woman's half-million dollar home. I don't think she'll be able to afford to buy a similar $1 million house like that after all this.
2013-08-20 10:24:15 AM  
1 vote:
Leavitt said the stateSupreme Court has "emphasized that due process under both the United States andPennsylvania Constitutions must be satisfied whenever the government subjects a citizen's property to forfeiture for nonpayment of taxes."

Well, just "find" a couple of joints in the house and they can take it, no questions asked. No due process, problem solved.
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