UPMC Continues to Fight Back Against Pittsburgh Mayor’s Attack

By: Paul Wood

Earlier this year UPMC took legal action against Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s unprecedented and ill-founded attack on the health system’s tax-exempt status.

Today, UPMC filed an amended complaint to its lawsuit filed in federal court on April 19. In the amended complaint, UPMC seeks to rectify the Mayor’s and his co-conspirators’ (the City of Pittsburgh, SEIU-fronted “FairSharePittsburgh” and two unnamed John Does) unlawful abuse of the tax code to target UPMC.

“The Mayor’s blatant abuse of tax laws to singularly discriminate against UPMC is reminiscent of the IRS’s assault on the Tea Party and Nixon’s targeting of his political enemies,” said Paul Wood, vice president and chief communications officer.