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Jersey City files suit against the Port Authority

Jersey City files suit against the Port Authority
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Jersey City mayor claims the agency hasn't paid millions in taxes, penalties and fees for properties it owns in the city.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says a lawsuit filed against the agency by Jersey City officials has no merit.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking $400 million for what he claims are unpaid taxes, penalties and fees for 40 Port Authority properties in the city.

Port Authority Spokesman Steve Coleman says the agency will defend against the allegations. He says the vitality of Jersey City is important to the Port Authority, and that's why they've invested millions of dollars in the Global Terminal port facility and more than $1 billion in a PATH system that serves tens of thousands of city residents daily.

Fulop says the legal move comes after months of unsuccessful discussions with the agency.