A split three-member panel of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations ruled that a sign in the South Philadelphia cheesesteak shop, Geno's Steaks, did not convey a message that service would be refused to non-English speakers.
The case, filed 21 months ago, consumed hundreds of hours of legal time and was the subject of a seven-hour hearing in December. It attracted national attention to shop owner Joey Vento and his sign: "This is America. When ordering, please speak English."
Yup, what a waste of time and money!