Pa. Justices Say Developer's Recusal Bid Came Too Late

By Emma Cueto (September 28, 2017, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday declined to revive a 20-year dispute over allegedly unpaid flooring work, ruling the judge in the bench trial was right to deny the property owner's request that the entire county's bench recuse itself because one of the judges had a financial stake in the case.

James B. Kravtiz, who allegedly stiffed flooring contractor Roy Lomas on $30,000 worth of flooring work in the 1990s, was too slow in filing his motion to recuse the Montgomery County bench, the court ruled after voting 4-1.

"Thus, the law is clear. In this commonwealth, a party must seek...

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