TT&H Attorney Joshua Bovender wins dismissal of UTPCPL claims against roofing contractor.
April 18, 2019
After four days of trial, Attorney Joshua Bovender was able to obtain the dismissal of claims brought under Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”). Plaintiffs alleged that Josh’s client, a well-known regional slate roofing contractor, colluded with Plaintiffs’ homeowners’ insurance company to deceitfully undervalue the nature and extent of snow and ice damage to Plaintiffs’ slate roof. Plaintiffs sought attorney’s fees and treble damages on the basis that the slate roofer had done prior poor work on the home, and that their homeowners’ carrier nevertheless hired the same roofing company to inspect the roof as part of the claim investigation. In a case of first impression, Judge Dowling of the Dauphin County Court of Pleas granted Josh’s motion for non-suit, finding that the homeowners lacked standing under the UTPCPL’s private cause of action provisions.
Questions about this case can be directed to Joshua Bovender, at (717) 237-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.