Judge OKs Transfer In Atty's Child Abuse Defamation Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (September 6, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A complaint alleging that Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP and Erie Insurance Co. investigated child molestation claims involving a Pittsburgh attorney despite knowing they were false should be heard in Allegheny County, a Philadelphia County judge agreed on Wednesday.

Judge Mark Bernstein in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas issued a one-page order agreeing to ship the case out west after Robb Leonard — which is accused of conducting the slanderous probe to help Erie Insurance Exchange avoid covering the attorney’s business partner in a separate...
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