The Bank of New York Mellon says a suit seeking class-action status in Jefferson County, Ala.'s bankruptcy case is "a procedurally improper attempt to pursue frivolous claims."

BNY Mellon, the trustee for the county's $3.14 billion of defaulted sewer warrants, has asked the judge overseeing the case not to certify the class, which has been requested in a suit filed by more than a dozen residents of Birmingham, the county seat.

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