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BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, INC. v. GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, 02-2807

Property taxation in the Virgin Islands is governed by a mixture of federal and territorial law, and because plaintiff has properly alleged a violation of a federal requirement, it has properly pled a federal claim.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/08/2002
  • Decided 02/28/2003
  • Published 02/28/2003

Judges

  • Before SCIRICA, ALITO and RENDELL, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Nandi Sekou, (Argued), Kerry E. Drue, Office of the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands, Department of Justice, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, for Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Simone R.D. Francis, (Argued), Chad C. Messier, William S. McConnell, Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig, LLP, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, for Appellees.
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