Cozen O’Connor: Commonwealth Court Upholds the Right of an Authority to Bill and Collect for Services Previously Unbilled Due to Inaccurate Information [American Water Works Association]

Commonwealth Court Upholds the Right of an Authority to Bill and Collect for Services Previously Unbilled Due to Inaccurate Information [American Water Works Association]

Michael Klein discusses the Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in Valley Forge Sewer Authority v. Hipwell et al. involving a municipal authority’s efforts to collect rates for several years of services that had been rendered, but not previously billed by the authority due to inaccurate information. The Commonwealth Court ruled that “the standard contract terms provided for a uniform payment that could change based upon the number of EDUs at the location. In accordance with the Code, Hipwell was bound to pay for the services he used and quarterly invoices did not alter that obligation.”

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