MBK successfully secured the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an elevator maintenance company. In Schindler Elevator v. Lackawanna County, NO: 12-CV-2325, the Court granted MBK’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice. The Court rejected the elevator company’s argument that Lackawanna County ratified a maintenance service agreement by continuing to pay on a written contract that was not signed by any County Commissioner. The Court adopted MBK’s arguments and ruled that strict compliance with The County Code, 16 P.S. § 1801, (i.e. requiring a signature by a county commissioner to bind the county to a contract) is mandatory and that there can be no ratification of a written agreement that does not bear the signature of a County Commissioner. This ruling underscores the importance of requiring strict compliance with The County Code. Daniel T. Brier, Esq. and Nicholas F. Kravitz, Esq. obtained dismissal of the lawsuit.