September 16, 1990 |
A former Newtown Township official has sued three men and their Warminster business for defamation, saying they sent an anonymous letter to several municipalities and the state attorney general accusing him of unlawful behavior. M. Matthew Lahaza, the former township code enforcement officer and Planning Commission member, filed the civil lawsuit Monday in Bucks County Court against Code Inspections Inc. and its shareholders, Gerald J. and Daniel K. Azeff and James R. Cochran. The letter, dated March 30, 1989, accuses Lahaza of "a clear pattern of unlawful behavior, surreptitious double-dealing and ethically questionable behavior.
June 21, 2003 |
Former Alabama football coach Mike Price sued Time Inc. for $20 million yesterday, contending he was defamed by a Sports Illustrated article about the strip club visit that led to his firing. The suit seeks $10 million in compensation, the value of the seven-year deal Price had with Alabama, which fired him after his night of alleged drunken carousing in Pensacola, Fla., in April. The suit, filed in state court, seeks another $10 million in punitive damages from Time, which publishes Sports Illustrated.
January 14, 2010 |
A Common Pleas Court jury is expected to begin deliberations today on whether a vitriolic leaflet campaign against City Councilman Jack Kelly and "the homosexual agenda" in 2007 was defamatory. Testimony wrapped up yesterday in the civil trial of 80-year-old Paul D. Corbett, sued by Kelly over his guerrilla-style campaign attacks that each side says nearly cost the Republican councilman his at-large seat in the 2007 general election. Corbett spread fliers in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election to force Kelly to change his May 2007 vote to end a dollar-a-year lease agreement between the city and the Boy Scouts' Cradle of Liberty Council that dates back to 1928.
April 8, 2011 |
S WILMINGTON - A tenured professor fighting to keep his job at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington has sued the dean for allegedly making defamatory statements in an effort to fire the instructor. Lawrence J. Connell, an associate professor at the school, has accused dean Linda L. Ammons of intentionally making false statements that characterize Connell as a racist and sexist in administrative proceedings to oust the professor. Attorneys for Connell said the suit was filed Friday in Delaware Superior Court.
August 15, 1989 |
I'm a gentleman with an unacknowledged handicap. Because of it, I'm the butt of jokes, a victim of subtle discrimination and worse, viewed as less than a whole human being. My deficiency - male pattern-baldness, Even the barber laughs at me - what's worse, he still charges full price - but I no longer see the humor in my condition. The theme of baldness-as-a- defect plays loud through our society and can alter a person's whole life. Hair loss is associated with physical weakness, stuffy manners and rapid aging.
January 16, 2013 |
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has denied that it defamed and violated the civil rights of a veteran African American math teacher who was fired in the fall for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to a female student. In documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court, the private school disputed Arthur "Chuck" Matthews' allegations that he was unjustly terminated in September and that the action was part of a pattern of discriminatory practices the "predominately Caucasian" school had engaged in for years.
January 15, 2013 |
A former Catholic chaplain at Graterford State Prison says state officials defamed him, wrongfully fired him and tried to block his unemployment benefits after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia suspended him in 2011 amid a review of past misconduct by priests. The Rev. Robert Povish, 47, of Boyertown, was ultimately removed last year from active ministry by Archbishop Charles Chaput for what the prelate called violations of "boundary issues" with children. But in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court, Povish accuses prison officials of ignoring his spotless record there over a decade and savaging his reputation by portraying him as a child-sex abuser, something he says he is not. "To this day, Reverend Povish has never been accused of sexual misconduct.
December 10, 2013 |
"ANCHORMAN" meets a Man in Black. Malvern-raised "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" director Adam McKay was in town recently to promote his latest collaboration with Will Ferrell /Ron Burgundy. McKay confirmed that his next project will hopefully be a remake of "Uptown Saturday Night" that would star Will Smith . "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" director Nicholas Stoller will update the original 1974 film starring another Philly icon, Bill Cosby , and Sidney Poitier , who also directed.
December 8, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA A former Agora Cyber Charter School parent who is being sued for defamation by Dorothy June Brown told a federal judge on Friday that she would testify for the defense in Brown's $6.7 million fraud trial. U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick canceled a Friday hearing on whether Gladys Stefany could be compelled to testify for the defense after she said she would voluntarily appear Monday. Stefany, of Milford, Pa., declined to comment. She is the lead defendant in a pending slander and defamation suit Brown and her Cynwyd Group L.L.C.
April 13, 2001 |
A federal judge has denied Eric V. Thomas' attempt to add claims of defamation and emotional distress to his lawsuit against the Ford Motor Co., which the Cape May County dentist alleges is responsible for his wife's death due to a faulty air bag. Ford, which has alleged that Thomas strangled his wife, cannot be sued for statements made while investigating the lawsuit, U.S. District Judge Stephen M. Orlofsky wrote in documents dated Wednesday....