Pennsylvania Tower Receives $4 Million in Settlement AgreementApr 21st, 2010 | By Editorial Staff | Category: Headline News
After years of litigation that stemmed from the removal of Schlier’s Towing from the Pennsylvania State Patrol towing referral list in 2002, a settlement agreement has been announced by the law firm representing Schlier’s Towing and owner Jimmy Schlier. The law offices of Lyman & Ash of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, issued the following press release on April 14, 2010:
“Schlier’s Towing and its owner, Jimmy A. Schlier, both of
Tannersville, Pennsylvania, have settled their lawsuits with the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Police, and
commanders Major John G. Rice and Lieutenant David T. Dougalas for payment of $4 million by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Major Rice is the commander of State Police Area II, headquartered in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, and Lieutenant Dougalas is the commander of the Swiftwater barracks. Schlier’s Towing has six locations in northeastern Pennsylvania.
“Mr. Schlier and Schlier’s Towing were represented by Cletus P.
Lyman, Michael S. Fettner, and Michael T. Sweeney, of Lyman & Ash of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“The State Police and its commanders were represented by Sarah E. Yerger, Senior Deputy Pennsylvania Attorney General, and Robert H. Hawn Jr., Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania State Police, both of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.”
“I’m pleased with the settlement, and I’m pleased that it’s over,”
Schlier commented to Tow Times. “Life goes on.”