Pa. Justice Suing For Libel Asks Inquirer To Back Up Its Claims

Law360, Philadelphia (March 12, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery asked the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday to identify the 11 cases in which it alleged he had made rulings involving firms that paid his wife referral fees, in the first substantive filing in his state court libel suit against the paper.

Justice McCaffery said in the motion for pre-complaint discovery that the paper’s inaccurate reporting on him prompted a Federal Bureau of Investigations probe into his actions, and he emphatically denied any wrongdoing.

“The investigation of plaintiff McCaffery has not...
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