Philly Controller Wants End To 'Slush Fund' Defamation Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (February 15, 2017, 1:43 PM EST) -- The attorney for Philadelphia's city controller asked a state court judge Wednesday to toss a former city official's suit that claimed she was defamed in reports about a so-called slush fund involving money from the city's marathon, saying he and another defendant had immunity as “high public officials.”

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP attorney Danielle Banks told Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson that both City Controller Alan Butkovitz and Ashley Del Bianco, the executive director of the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, were...
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