Thursday, August 21, 2008

Injunction granted in tax dispute

By William Kaempffer
Register Staff

NEW HAVEN — A judge has granted an temporary injunction against the city, barring it from seizing assets from a Branford company in a tax dispute ascribed by the firm’s attorney as “a case of over zealousness” by the city and assessor’s office.

The tax squabble landed the city and The Smedley Co., a Branford-based crane rental company, in Superior Court last year over whether the city can tax rental equipment when it is stationed, sometimes for at times for months, at construction sites around New Haven.

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