Pa. Judge Defends Decision Punting Atty Defamation Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (October 23, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia County judge has urged a state appeals court to affirm his decision transferring a complaint alleging Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP and Erie Insurance Co. investigated child molestation claims involving a Pittsburgh attorney, despite knowing they were false, to Allegheny County court.

A month after the decision was appealed to the state’s Superior Court, Judge Mark Bernstein in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas issued an Oct. 16 opinion finding that a suit by Sherrard German & Kelly PC attorney Christopher Passodelis Jr. —...
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