Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Radio Saleswoman
December 28, 2007 at 7:26 AM (PT)
VIRGINIA SMITH was all smiles WEDNESDAY because she learned that a lawsuit putting her job as a radio saleswoman in jeopardy had been dismissed by BLAIR COUNTY Judge HIRAM A. CARPENTER, reports THE ALTOONA MIRROR.
Now SMITH, a one-time borough mayoral candidate, can go to work without the burden of a court case for the first time in two years. "I’m delighted," SMITH said. "I really like where I am. It’s a very good work situation."
FOREVER BROADCASTING, which owns several county radio stations, trained SMITH as a saleswoman in summer 2003. In the next year and a half, she brought in more than $140,000 in business for the company.
CARPENTER ruled that FOREVER could not show it was harmed by SMITH’s move. "This is not a suit between CBS and NBC. It is a suit in a small local market. It should be easy for [FOREVER] to establish the fact of damage. Yet plaintiff [FOREVER] come before us unable to name anyone who was approached or a single dollar that was lost," he said.
He also said the training SMITH received was part of the cost of doing business.