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Court issues lawsuit decision

On March 27, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, issued a 52-page decision in the 20-year-old lawsuit filed by Washington, DC Branch 142 retiree David Noble against the NALC.

The District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim 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 in-town expenses issue was the only remaining issue involving the individual officers after a 2008 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit had rejected Noble’s claims regarding the payment of per diem and the employee share of FICA (Social Security) taxes.

The District Court deferred for a later decision a single remaining issue involving Noble’s request to review NALC records.