Pa. Justice, Wife Launch Libel Suit Against Philly Inquirer
By Matt Fair (February 28, 2014, 1:43 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery announced plans on Thursday to sue the parent company of Philadelphia's two major daily newspapers for libel following a series of articles about fees his wife and chief judicial aide reportedly received for referring cases to personal injury firms.
The summons filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas by Justice McCaffery and his wife, attorney Lise Rapaport, comes in the wake of reports in June 2013 that the couple were under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 19 referral fees Rapaport had received for cases she steered to several firms in...
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