Pa. Atty Sued Over Alleged Witness 'Cokehead' Slur

Law360, Philadelphia (September 30, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A partner at Thomas Thomas & Hafer LLP was slapped with a defamation suit in Pennsylvania state court on Wednesday by a doctor who claims he lost out on several opportunities to serve as an expert witness after being slurred as a drug addict at a deposition in a workers’ compensation case.

In a complaint filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, partner James Tinnyo was accused of suggesting that Lance Yarus — the treating physician and expert witness in a workers’ compensation dispute...
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