Services Performed: Defense of township in an action under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
Sherr Law Approach: We filed a Motion for Summary Judgment after aggressively defending the matter through discovery and motions practice.
Result: Summary judgment on behalf of client, which was appealed both to the Commonwealth Court as well as to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Case established that there is no right to a jury trial under PHRA and was hailed as the most significant employment law case of the year by the Legal Intelligencer.
Case Citation: Wertz v. Chapman Township, 741 A.2d 1272 (Pa. 1999).