Gibbons Team Prevails In Class Action Suit Against Engineering Firm

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 01:00

Accepting the arguments made by two Gibbons P.C. lawyers, a federal judge has dismissed a class action brought against a Pennsylvania engineering firm hired by the owners of a Reading, PA manufacturing plant to test air quality and beryllium levels at the plant. The lawsuit sought medical monitoring for thousands of local residents exposed to particles the plant emitted.

It was alleged that Spotts, Stevens and McCoy, Inc. had a duty to warn the plaintiffs of an increased risk of harm due to beryllium exposure. Judge Gene E. K. Pratter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, however, sided with Spotts, ruling that the plaintiffs did not sufficiently show that the engineering firm had taken on specific responsibility to warn of potentially harmful beryllium levels.

The Gibbons team representing Spotts was led by Stephen J. Imbriglia and included Rupali Patel.