January 3, 1987
In regard to the flap over Fievel Mousekewitz and his seduction into a Christmas stocking by McDonald's, The Inquirer has taken a firm editorial stand in the Dec. 18 issue: "Putting the Jewish mouse on the Christian ornament took cultural understanding a step too far. Caught up in its own mission to promote good feeling beneath its unifying golden arches, McDonald's failed to recognize that certain distinctions are immune to blurring. " May I suggest certain Christian distinctions also are immune to blurring?
February 8, 2012 |
A defamation lawsuit filed by a tenured professor against the dean of the Widener University School of Law has been settled, according to an statement released by the professor's attorney. "All claims amongst all parties have been resolved amicably and Professor Connell's employment with the University and Law School has been concluded," attorney Thomas S. Neuberger stated in an email. Lawrence Connell had sued the dean, Linda L. Ammons, accusing her of intentionally making false statements in proceedings to oust him from his post at the university.
December 20, 2008 |
Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy filed suit against a cabdriver who charged him with assault and a parking valet who said he witnessed the incident, charging both with defamation. Attorney Richard Katz said he filed the suit yesterday afternoon in Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas. Named as defendents in the suit were driver Mohammed Oulf Jiddou and valet Michael Strother. The suit asks for damages of more than $25,000 from each. Jiddou, 25, a native of Mauritania, in northwest Africa, charged that Kennedy, 40, struck him in the face and used racial insults, including calling him Osama bin Laden, after trying to get into his cab, after he and several members of his coaching staff had left a bar in downtown Cincinnati.
August 20, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - The state's former chief dog-law enforcer is plunging into rarely traveled legal territory by suing her critics in the animal-welfare world for alleged defamation. The suit, filed Wednesday in Dauphin County Court by Jessie Smith, former special deputy secretary of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, could test the boundaries of libel law in cyberspace and raises fresh issues about what constitutes malice in the public realm, a legal expert says. In her lawsuit, Smith, appointed in 2006 by then-Gov.
July 23, 2011 |
More than a year after calling celebrity fight promoter Damon Feldman a "sleaze" during an interview with Fox 29, local Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby is being sued for defamation. It all started with a celebrity boxing match Feldman was promoting in April 2010. Feldman said the match was to honor Officer John Pawlowski, who was killed in the line of duty in February 2009. But Pawlowski's family wasn't notified and they didn't want his name associated with the event.
March 29, 1990 |
Two former supervisors from Towamencin Township are suing one of the women who defeated them in the November election and her husband, charging them with defamation of character. Edward Furman and Charles Policastro filed the suit Friday in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas against Lillian and Robert Smith. Furman and Policastro are seeking more than $20,000 in damages, contending that during the election campaign the Smiths falsely accused them of breaching the civil rights of township residents.
March 2, 1993 |
What do the Washington Redskins, the paddy wagon and Eskimos have in common? They have raised the hackles - and voices - of American Indians, the Irish and the Inuit, who find the terms offensive. Now the Welsh are elbowing up to the table of ethnic activism. Yesterday, a group of Welsh Americans from across the country filed a suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court demanding that several prominent media outlets stop using the verb welsh - lowercase w - as a way of saying: to break a promise.
February 21, 2012 |
A federal judge has made it clear that testimony by women who said they were harassed by Carl R. Greene will play a key part in his long-running defamation lawsuit against the Philadelphia Housing Authority and its former board members. "Sexual harassment allegations are relevant," U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter wrote in an order Thursday, allowing one of the women, Carolyn Griffith, to testify against Greene, who was fired in September 2010 as the agency's executive director after 13 years.
May 30, 2014 |
In winter 2009, Angelique Smith, a hospital worker making $11 an hour, was standing in her mother's living room in Upper Chichester when she learned she'd been targeted in a defamation lawsuit for questioning - online - whether the founder of her daughter's charter school was illegally diverting money. "I dropped to the floor and cried," she said, her voice quavering still as she described a suit that demanded hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. "For the next two weeks, I lived at my mother-in-law's house.