14th Amendment Violation Commercial and Industrial Property Tax.

Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Robbie J. Perry, et al. v. Coles County, Illinois,

Case No.: 17-3615

Officials: FLAUM, MANION, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

Focus: 14th Amendment Violation Commercial and Industrial Property Tax

Robbie J. Perry and James Rex Dukeman, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, sued Coles County, Illinois for placing a disproportionate tax on commercial and industrial properties in Mattoon Township in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court dismissed plaintiffs' claims based on the comity doctrine, and plaintiffs appeal. For the reasons stated below, we affirm.


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