Judicial Opinions Out As Evidence In Scranton Times Libel Suit

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday ruled two judicial opinions sought as evidence by ex-county commissioners suing The Scranton Times for libel may not be admitted in the case, saying the opinions were personal statements and not related to fact-finding before them at the time.

Randall Castellani and Joseph Corcoran, two former Lackawanna County commissioners, in 2005 accused The Scranton Times of running an article criticizing the pair for “stonewalling” a grand jury investigation into allegations of the misuse of prison labor. The story relied on...
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