Pa. High Court To Hear Late Philly Councilwoman's Libel Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (August 30, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Thursday that it would consider whether former Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski could recover for defamation based on the contents of an opinion page in a community newspaper, issuing the announcement the same day that Krajewski, 79, died.

The high court said it would review a 2012 ruling by the state’s Superior Court that said Krajewski, who stepped down from her council seat at the beginning of that year, could seek damages based on an editorial, political cartoon and letter to...
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