Hattiesburg/Petal Lawsuit Moved back to Chancery Court - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Hattiesburg/Petal Lawsuit Moved back to Chancery Court

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FORREST CO -- There was no remaining federal court jurisdiction after Petal and Hattiesburg stipulated to the withdrawal of Petal's claims made under federal anti-trust laws.

US District Judge Keith Starrett signed the order to have the suit moved on Friday.

Petal officials claimed Hattiesburg unfairly increased the rates for sewage treatment.

It was initially filed in chancery court.

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