Late Worker's Family In 'Dickensian' Fight To Revive Spill Suit

Law360 (March 18, 2020, 9:12 PM EDT) -- The often-cited Dickens novel "Bleak House" played a prominent role in a bid to revive a flooring company worker's wrongful death suit, with the family arguing in Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday that a county improperly decided their suit was frivolous, but nevertheless dragged it out in "Dickensian" fashion.

Attorneys for Sandra Cooper, the wife and administratrix of late worker Gene Cooper, said the trial court judge had tossed the case on the grounds that it fell outside the statute of limitations, but also pushed off his final rulings for nearly two years to order Pittsburgh-area attorney George P. Chada to...

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