Pennsylvan court rules against Harrisburg on $37.4 million claim

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 1:39 PM
Pennsylvan court rules against Harrisburg on $37.4 million claim

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a move that could push the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, closer to bankruptcy, a state court reinstated a $37.4 million claim against the city brought by its surrounding county.

The Pennsylvania state court ruled in favor of Dauphin County on its claim against the city of Harrisburg, reversing a lower court's ruling.

Dauphin County had sought to compel Harrisburg to pay $34.7 million owed on some notes and to include the sum in its 2010 budget.

(Reporting by Edith Honan and Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Dan Grebler)