Adams et al v. Luzerne County et al

Plaintiff: Rebecca Adams and James J. McFarland
Defendant: Luzerne County 911 Emergency Services, Luzerne County and Luzerne County Commissioners
Case Number: 3:2013cv01102
Filed: April 25, 2013
Court: Pennsylvania Middle District Court
Office: Scranton Office
County: Luzerne
Presiding Judge: Malachy E Mannion
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Jobs
Cause of Action: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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August 6, 2014 35 Opinion or Order of the Court MEMORANDUM (Order to follow as separate docket entry) re 11 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM filed by Luzerne County, Luzerne County 911 Emergency Services, Luzerne County Commissioners Signed by Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick on 8/6/2014. (cw)
August 6, 2014 36 Opinion or Order of the Court ORDER (memorandum filed previously as separate docket entry) - Defendants motion to dismiss (Doc. 11) is granted in part and denied in part. It is hereby ORDERED as follows: 1. Luzerne County 911 Emergency Services is DISMISSED from this action with out prejudice. 2. Defendants motion to dismiss Adams First Amendment retaliation claim is DENIED. 3. Defendants motion to dismiss McFarlands First Amendment retaliation claim is GRANTED with prejudice. 4. Defendants motion to dismiss McFarlands Fo urteenth Amendment equal protection claim is GRANTED with prejudice. 5. Defendants motion to dismiss McFarlands Pennsylvania Human Relations Act claim is DENIED. 6. Defendants motion to dismiss Luzerne County from Adams Federal Wiretap Act claim is GRANTED with prejudice. 7. Defendants motion to dismiss Luzerne County from Adams Pennsylvania Wiretap Act claim is GRANTED with prejudice. 8. Defendants motion to dismiss the Luzerne County Commissioners from Adams wiretap claims is DENIED. 9. D efendants motion to dismiss Plaintiffs defamation claims against Luzerne County is GRANTED with prejudice. 10.Defendants motion to dismiss Plaintiffs defamation claims against the Luzerne County Commissioners is DENIED. The claims remaining are as follows: Adams First Amendment retaliation claim; Adams Fourteenth Amendment equal protection claim; Adams Pennsylvania Human Relations Act claims;; Adams wiretap claims against the Luzerne County Commissioners; McFarlands Pennsylvania Human Relations Act claim; and Adams and McFarlands defamation claims against the Luzerne County Commissioners. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick on 8/6/2014. (cw)

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Plaintiff: Rebecca Adams
Represented By: William E. Vinsko, Jr.
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Plaintiff: James J. McFarland
Represented By: William E. Vinsko, Jr.
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