The state’s highest court today threw out a class action lawsuit filed by commuters who had objected to tolls collected on the Massachusetts Turnpike being used to pay for the $24 billion Big Dig project. All seven justices on the Supreme Judicial Court concluded today that the financing scheme, which was heatedly opposed by thousands of commuters, was legal. In the lawsuit, the critics of the financing scheme wanted the state to refund more than $440 million commuters had paid in Mass Pike tolls, the SJC said.
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