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Appeals court upholds dismissal of lawsuit

On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. upheld the dismissal of a 23-year-old lawsuit against certain former national officers and the NALC.

As previously reported, a lower court had dismissed this case in January 2017.  The suit was brought by David Noble, a retired member of Branch 142.  The suit claimed that 12 former officers, including President Emeritus William H. Young and the late President Emeritus Vincent R. Sombrotto, had improperly accepted a $500 monthly allowance for in-town expenses.  The suit also alleged that the NALC had improperly withheld documents requested by the plaintiff.  In its decision, the Court of Appeals found that “over the 23 years of this litigation, Noble has failed to adduce any evidence of wrongdoing by the defendants.”

To read the Court’s decision go to:$file/17-7024-1740912.pdf