Game On: PGW, Former Employees Return to Court
February 23, 2012

by Penny Stacey,

Recent settlement discussions among officials at Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and several employees who filed suit against the company in October 2010 alleging age discrimination have ceased for the time being, according to court records. Mediation was held with the parties on February 2, resulting in a status report that the case had not yet been resolved.

Based on this, the court now will take up several motions that were previously stayed based on settlement discussions, including one for conditional class certification among the plaintiffs in the suit. In addition, the court has ordered that plaintiffs have until April 20 to amend their complaint.

The plaintiffs in the suit against PGW include seven former employees who allege they were let go during March 2009 reduction-in-force due to their age. The suit was filed in October 2010 and has included several disputes, including a recent disagreement over whether expert testimony should be used in the court’s decision as to whether to certify the case as a class action.

A telephone status conference is scheduled for late this afternoon to further discuss issues.

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