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Even at 77, former Covington & Burling lawyer Peter Craig remains a thorn in the side of city government. Upset over the formula used in a 2002 property tax assessment of his Cleveland Park house, Craig petitioned the city government. “I appealed to [D.C. chief financial officer Natwar] Gandhi personally and the mayor personally, but neither responded,” he says. So Craig filed a class action on behalf of city residents affected by the assessments, and last week D.C. Superior Court Senior Judge Eugene Hamilton ruled the city’s methodology was flawed. Damages will be determined at a hearing next month; the city estimates they could be as high as $44 million. “We’re trying to decide whether or not to appeal,” says a spokeswoman for D.C. Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti. Representing the city was Glenn Goldstein of the Fort Lauderdale office of Greenberg Traurig and Michigan attorney David Zack. As for Craig’s own time, he says he’s spent 5,000 hours on the case and will ask the court to award him attorney fees. Also helping Craig on the case were Stephen Truitt of Pepper Hamilton and solo practitioner Natalie Black.
Jason McLure can be contacted at [email protected].

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