On July 27, 2018, Hangley Aronchick attorneys Steven Miano, Robert Wiygul, and Peter Keays secured another victory for their client Solebury School in ongoing litigation against New Hope Crushed Stone & Lime Company, which operates a stone quarry adjacent to Solebury School’s campus. This is the most recent in an unbroken string of victories that Hangley Aronchick has obtained in support of Solebury School’s efforts to stop the formation of collapse sinkholes on its campus.

In an earlier appeal brought by Hangley Aronchick, the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) determined that the sinkholes are being caused by NHCS’s mining operations. In the most recent decision, the Commonwealth Court affirmed the EHB’s dismissal on the merits of NHCS’s challenge to various reclamation requirements imposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which are designed to abate the sinkholes.

Before the Commonwealth Court, NHCS also appealed EHB orders granting several key discovery and evidentiary motions filed by Hangley Aronchick on behalf of Solebury School. The Commonwealth Court rejected all of NHCS’s arguments and affirmed the EHB’s orders in their entirety. Litigator Robert Wiygul argued the appeal before the Commonwealth Court.