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The city of Johnstown is perhaps most famous for its three floods. The first flood, called the “Great Flood,” occurred in 1889 when the South Fork Dam collapsed due to heavy rains. Over two-thousand people in Johnstown were killed and the city suffered $17 million in damages. Johnstown is also famous for having the Johnstown Incline Plane, which is the world’s steepest vehicular inclined plane. This track that runs up the 70.9% grade hill carried over 4000 people to safety during the flood of 1936.
While the view from the top of the inclined plane is amazing, and taking the train up and down the slope exhilarating, the city also has many fantastic Johnstown lawyers. These attorneys are available to assist you in your legal troubles and are skilled in many areas of law including bankruptcy, corporate, tax, divorce, estate planning, real estate, personal injury, and many others.
In a recently filed lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Johnstown, a Johnstown ice cream store is suing two parties for a non-functional freezer it received. The suit alleges that the ice cream store contracted to buy a refurbished freezer from a seller in Dallas, but that when the freezer arrived at the store, it was broken. The Johnstown store is claiming that the shipping company negligently shipped the item, ignoring the clear warning labels to keep the freezer upright, and that the seller negligently used an inferior shipping company. The ice cream store is suing for the cost of replacing the freezer and their lost profits from not having a functional freezer.
Johnstown is home to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, which is a trial level court for the federal judicial system. The Court of Common Pleas of Cambria County, the state trial level court, is nearby in Ebensburg. Depending on the parties involved in your legal action, or the type of legal action that you are involved in, you may have to report to either of these courts. A skilled, local Johnstown attorney would be a great choice to represent you in your case.
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