PITTSBURGH — A man is suing the City of Pittsburgh, fighting its ordinance charging a fee for the regulation and licensing of coin-operated amusement machines.
William Jones filed a complaint on Oct. 21 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against the City of Pittsburgh, alleging that the fee is an illegal tax.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages in the form of license fees. The plaintiff holds the City of Pittsburgh responsible because the defendant's fees allegedly grossly exceed the amount needed to enforce the ordinance.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a refund of amounts paid, interest and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Joshua A. Lyons of Maurice A. Nernberg & Associates in Pittsburgh.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Case number GD-16-020169