PennDot Must Obey or Pay

Date: April 4, 2007

In the case of Cleary v PennDot, the Commonwealth Court ruled that it was proper to hold PennDot in contempt of Court for not following a Court Order. Mr. Cleary received several traffic citations which were eventually dismissed. In the meantime PennDot issued a notice of license suspension. Mr. Cleary appealed to the Court. After a brief hearing the trial judge ordered PennDot to correct Mr. Cleary’s driving record. When PennDot failed to follow the Court order, the trial judge held PennDot in contempt of court and ordered it to pay a $1400.00 penalty. The trial judge’s decision was upheld and PennDot was ordered to pay the penalty.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.