With the receiver’s office in Harrisburg sitting empty after David Unkovic’s abrupt resignation a month ago, a federal judge has dismissed a suit seeking to enjoin the implementation of a financial recovery plan for the insolvent city, holding that challengers to the measure lacked standing to seek the injunction.

Three city residents filed suit in December, after Act 47 — the Financially Distressed Municipalities Act — was amended to allow the Corbett administration to label a municipality as financially distressed and therefore pave the way for the appointment of a receiver who could implement a recovery plan.