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Burns White successfully defends client against PPG Industries motion to dismiss

Pittsburgh, Jan. 17, 2011 – Congratulations to Burns White Attorneys David White and Lyle Washowich for their successful representation of Generon IGS, Inc., against a motion to dismiss five counterclaims in a multimillion dollar breach of contract action filed by PPG Industries, Inc., in United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

In a 12-page Memorandum Opinion and Order of Court, United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry denied PPG’s motion to dismiss, allowing all five of Generon’s counterclaims against PPG to proceed.

The Court’s decision primarily focused on PPG’s contention that Generon had released its right to bring breach of contract counterclaims. The defense, led by Burns White’s White and Washowich, successfully argued that Generon was induced to enter the purported release of counterclaims as a result of misrepresentations made by PPG.

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