Robert Peirce & Associates Managing Partner Rob Peirce was recently interviewed by Action News 4 for legal insight on a new controversy surrounding Heartwood Acres, a popular venue for weddings in Indiana Township.
As reported by Action News 4, brides and vendors have expressed growing concerns about reports that venue staff have been shutting down wedding receptions earlier than stipulated in contracts due to an Indiana Township ordinance prohibiting excessive noise. Wedding planners have also reported that they’ve faced volume restrictions for music or have had law enforcement arrive in response to noise complaints from neighbors.
According to Action News 4, one bride who booked an upcoming wedding reception at Heartwood was recently e-mailed by a County special events coordinator asking her to sign a new contract that included new conditions to comply with regulations regarding time and noise.
For insight into the legal implications of the debacle, Action News 4 reached out to Rob Peirce. As Rob noted in the televised segment, couples in similar situations could have a case for getting their deposits back should they choose to book elsewhere – provided they don’t sign new contracts.
“That creates a new contract that both parties have to sign and failure to do so, I don’t believe the law will find a valid contract exists and one party could ask for a refund of their deposit and move to another venue,” said Peirce.
You can watch the full Action News 4 segment featuring Mr. Peirce’s interview here.
Rob Peirce is Managing Partner at Robert Peirce & Associates, where he’s helped victims and families across Pennsylvania recover millions of dollars in compensation in negligence and personal injury claims. In addition to helping establish the firm as one of the region’s most respected trial practices, Rob is regularly featured on local and national media as a legal commentator.