• Sioux City Looks to Settle Excessive Fee Claims
  • March 4, 2014
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Residents in multiple Iowa cities have filed lawsuits claiming that franchise fees added to customers’ utility bills by those cities were excessive and amounted to an illegal tax. Despite the Iowa legislature’s subsequent passing of a law legalizing franchise taxes of up to 5 percent, many cities will be forced to settle the claims. Customers of Woodbury County Rural Electric Cooperative are among the affected residents.