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Civil Forfeiture

A federal court in Pennsylvania granted class certification to a group of Philadephians who say the city’s civil forfeiture procedures are unconstitutional. The class challenges the prosecutorial control of the civil forfeiture proceedings and claims the city failed to give property owners a “prompt post-deprivation hearing.”

PHILADELPHIA — A federal court in Pennsylvania granted class certification to a group of Philadephians who say the city’s civil forfeiture procedures are unconstitutional. The class challenges the prosecutorial control of the civil forfeiture proceedings and claims the city failed to give property owners a “prompt post-deprivation hearing.”

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