LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The court battle between Lackawanna County and a local insurance broker over coverage of Toyota Pavilion continues to drag on.
The dispute stems from damages incurred when heavy snow caused the Pavilion roof to collapse in February, 2007. At that time, the county was dismayed to discover that he insurance policy on the property had lapsed. The county contends that the policy had never been cancelled by a duly-authorized representative of the county.
On the other side of the dispute is Housing and Redevelopment Insurance Exchange and their administrative managers Foxco Insurance Management Services maintain that the policy was canceled in 2006 when Sno Mountain purchased Montage Skir Resort in December 2006. They have since filed a counter-suit against the county, alleging fraud and conspiracy in that the county tried to file a claim on a policy that they new had lapsed. As a part of the fraud allegations, Foxco and HARIE are seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation fees, the Times-Tribune reported
There appears to be no end in sight for this dispute and attorneys working on the case told the Times-Tribune that any resolution of the case is "easily two to three years down the road."
Judge Minora, who is presiding over the case, urged both sides to work together to bring the matter to a conclusion.
"This is going to be a grotesque monster that keeps on growing," said Minora, according to the Times-Tribune. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers