Ex-Philly Housing Atty Gets Greenlight To Sue Over Firing

Law360, Philadelphia (August 12, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT) -- A former in-house attorney with the Philadelphia Housing Authority leveled a valid claim when he alleged that he was wrongfully fired in 2011 based on false and defamatory statements made by former mayor and authority Chairman John Street, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Buckwater refused to dismiss a claim for deprivation of a liberty interest without due process of law brought by Frederick Pasour after ruling that the attorney’s complaint sufficiently alleged that his termination came as a direct result...
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