PGW settles & Renaissance photos

February 13, 2009 2:13:41 PM PST
There's a glimmer of hope for some couples who've been waiting for their wedding pictures; plus, thousands of PGW customers may now be eligible for a piece of a class-action settlement.

Action News had the exclusive more than three years ago shortly after the lawsuit was filed. About thirty years ago, Philadelphia Gas Works replaced the device used to regulate gas pressure in homes. That device contained mercury.

The class-action lawsuit alleged some of that potentially hazardous substance may have spilled during the replacement.

Now about 55-thousand letters have gone out about the settlement, which among other things requires PGW to pay to test consumers' homes.

You're eligible to have your home tested if you own or live in a home in Philadelphia that was built before 1980, but you need to send in the request form no later than March 6th.

Click here for the form and more settlement details.

Action News told you about Renaissance Studio back in October. Dozens of couples had paid the South Jersey-based photography business thousands of dollars but never got their albums!

Renaissance Studio also went by the name Weddings Unlimited LLC.

The owner, Jack Holton, told Action News he'd run out of money and had to close the business. Now the real estate company that owns the space Renaissance rented is cleaning out the office. It said pictures, albums, and disks were left behind and it will hold on to those items for a limited time.

All information and materials have been handed over to Joseph Threston of the Burlington County Consumer Affairs.

Click here to email Joseph Threston. All you need to do is provide your first names as well as your maiden name, married name, address and contact information.

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