October 27, 2020
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Judge wrongly dismissed lawsuit by customer who claimed auto dealer sold him a previously wrecked car: Pa. court

A county judge overstepped his bounds when he dismissed a lawsuit by a customer who claimed a car dealer had sold him a Ford Mustang that had been wrecked and rebuilt, a state appeals court panel has ruled.

Northumberland County Judge Charles H. Saylor tossed out the case Lawrence Pinno Jr. filed after finding Pinno had named the wrong defendants in the case.

That’s not so, the Superior Court found, so it reinstated the suit against the Blaise Alexander auto dealership chain and the Alexander employee who sold Pinno the car.

Pinno filed his suit in 2013, a year after buying the used 2005 Mustang from Alexander Buick Cadillac GMC Truck Inc. in Sunbury, Judge Mary Murray noted in the state court’s opinion.

Pinno, who has since died, contended he was told by the salesman that he didn’t want a car that had been previously damaged in any way. He

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Misunderstanding or abduction? Pa. judge rules on Uber driver accused of holding 2 women captive in car

The two women say the driver locked the car doors and said, “You’re not going anywhere.” The driver chalks it up to a misunderstanding. Who’s right?

It was up to an Allegheny County judge to decide whether the driver – college professor Richard Lomotey who was moonlighting with Uber – to decide whether he was guilty of unlawful restraint, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

In the case dating back to May 2019, the 38-year-old man originally from Ghana who taught as a professor at Penn State Beaver was accused by the two women of holding them captive in his Uber, as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reports:

Two women who requested the ride from a Homewood bar accused Lomotey of not following their directions or the Uber GPS, pulling over and locking them inside the car. And after these charges were reported, another woman came forward saying Lomotey made unwanted

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