Retaliation Claim Tossed In Ex-Deputy AG's Gov't Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that the state attorney general’s office didn’t violate an employee’s First Amendment rights when it fired him after he launched suit alleging state officials, including Gov. Tom Corbett, ignored waste and fraud in certain departments.

In an April 22 decision, U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann ruled that the attorney general’s office had adequate justification for treating Thomas D. Kimmett, who was a senior deputy attorney general in the office’s financial enforcement section, differently from any other member of the general...
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