THE legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs in April this year will go before the court today, for its second preliminary hearing.
Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hear the preliminary issues of the case this morning.
The matter first went before the court on 5 June, where preliminary matters were discussed.
Sir Albert had at that time also ordered for the filing of the documents before this hearing.
The controversial award, which sparked public outrage, excluded MPs salaries from being taxed.
In response, a group of citizens, including West Makira MP and Parliamentary Wing Leader of the People First Party Derick Manu’ari, challenged the decision in court.
They’ve engaged private lawyer Andrew Radclyffe.
Other claimants are Waeta Ben Tabusasi, Ruth Liloqula, Tony Hughes, and Reverend Mark Graham.
PEC, the body responsible for MPs awards and entitlements, had engaged Sol-Law to represent them in the case.
The Attorney General has been named as one of the defendants in the case.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN