Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Defendant in railroad suit ends bid to seal records

A shareholder who is named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit involving a Fayette County tourist train withdrew his motion to have records in the case sealed.

Mark Rowan of Connellsville, however, repeated his assertions that the filing contains false allegations.

Rowan on Monday withdrew the motion at the outset of a hearing that was to be held on the matter before Judge Steve Leskinen. Rowan's attorney, Thomas B. Earhart of Pittsburgh, said the motion was moot because the Tribune-Review on Saturday published a story regarding the lawsuit.


Legal dispute clouds Fayette tourist railroad

A Fayette County judge will be asked on Monday to order that records in a civil lawsuit involving a tourist railroad be placed off limits to the public.

Allan Bluman of North Huntingdon filed the lawsuit in September against Fayette Central Railroad Inc., a tourist train that operates out of Uniontown but lists a Connellsville address. Other defendants named in the civil filing are Joseph Baran of Dunbar, and Mark Rowan and Chester Ward of Connellsville.


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