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Philadelphia Forfeiture Settlement

A federal court has preliminarily approved a class settlement related to forfeiture in Philadelphia. For more information, see the following notice and visit

Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia, et al. - Civil Action No. 14-04687-ER (E.D. Pa.)

Property owners sue City and Philly D.A. over seizures of cash, cars, properties. A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the District Attorney’s Office concerning the constitutionality of specific policies and practices in prosecuting civil forfeiture cases, such as the policy and practice of retaining forfeited property and its proceeds for funding .