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Armour v. Indianapolis
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The Barrett Law in Indiana charged sewer companies involved in sewer improvement projects. Indianapolis changed its plan to the Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP) that forgave any charges not yet paid under the Barrett Law. However, owners who fully paid the charges under the Barrett Law were not refunded. Sewer owners who fully paid for their improvements under the Barrett Law sued Indianapolis under the equal protection clause for failing to provide refunds under STEP. The Supreme Court of Indiana upheld Indianapolis’ decision to deny the requests for refunds. The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari.
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