Ex-DA Can't Shake Suit Over Woman's Online Comments

Law360, Philadelphia (October 11, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania woman saw claims advance against a suburban Philadelphia district attorney, a police chief and his daughter over a threatened arrest at her workplace that cost her job, after a federal judge found that the woman's comments on a social media account parodying the daughter, who was previously convicted of assaulting two gay men, were plausibly satirical.

U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg ruled Oct. 4 that Norristown resident Kathleen O'Donnell's postings referencing Kathryn Knott, a police chief’s daughter who was convicted for her role in...
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Case Title

O'DONNELL v. KNOTT et al


Case Number

2:16-cv-02040

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

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MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG

Date Filed

April 29, 2016

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