Pennsylvania Record

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission fights Pa. government over new Bucks Co. building

Federal Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 18, 2019


PHILADELPHIA – A bi-state commission alleges a state department is unlawfully interfering with the construction of two buildings for its use. 

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission filed a complaint on July 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary W. Gerald Oleksiak seeking declaratory judgment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a bi-state entity created with a contract between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is independently functioning and not subject to control of either states' government. The plaintiff alleges the Department of Labor & Industry has attempted to enforce state regulations against the plaintiff, which has led to "severe disruptions" of its construction of a new administrative building in Bucks County and another security and operations building.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant has no legal basis to enforce the regulations.

The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendant from enforcing regulations against it and that he has no authority to enforce the regulations. The plaintiff is represented by Shelley R. Smith and Thomas W. Nardi Jr. of Archer and Greiner in Philadelphia.

 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 19-CV-2978

Want to get notified whenever we write about U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Pennsylvania ?

Sign-up Next time we write about U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Pennsylvania, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Pennsylvania

More News