Reaves v. Pennsylvania State Police

Reaves v. Pennsylvania State Police, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137948, (M.D. Pa., September 26, 2013) brief submitted by Lisa Matukaitis for the Plaintiff, Federal Court denies Pennsylvania State Police’s Motion in Limine; Court refuses to preclude the use of statements made by PSP’s attorney, Tara Patterson for impeachment during the cross-examination of PSP’s witness including answers to interrogatories and a position statement submitted to the EEOC.

“Cancer surgeon claims he was fired from Hershey Medical Center for defending ill co-worker”

Patriot-News

By:  Matt Miller

The story behind a federal lawsuit that cancer specialist Dr. Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll is waging over his firing from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is pretty straightforward, his lawyer contends.

“It’s a case about a cancer surgeon sticking up for somebody who has cancer,” attorney Lisa Matukaitis said.

That cancer patient was Staveley-O’Carroll’s secretary……

“Franklin County settles discrimination suit”

Public Opinion

By JIM HOOK@JimHookPOFranklin County and its former Assistant Director of Emergency Services Susan Dutko have settled a federal lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination.

Dutko claimed in the lawsuit that the county had refused to investigate her claim of discrimination and, in fact, retaliated against her for making the claims. She sought unspecified monetary damages and her return to her former job.

A confidential settlement resolved the lawsuit, according to Lisa Matukaitis, a Harrisburg attorney representing Dutko. Neither party can talk about the agreement. “The matter was amicably resolved,” Franklin County Commissioner David S. Keller said…….

“Former Franklin County worker claims gender discrimination”

Public Opinion

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The former acting director of the Franklin County Emergency Management Department has charged the county with sexual discrimination and violating the Family and Medical Leave Act.Susan Dutko alleges in the federal lawsuit that the county refused to investigate her claim of discrimination and, in fact, retaliated against her for making the claims.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 11 in the U.S. Middle District Court in Harrisburg, seeks unspecified monetary damages and her return to her former job.

Dutko, 56, said she was forced to resign July 9 after asserting her rights under federal and state law, according to the lawsuit. The suit declares her supervisors and the county retaliated because she filed two discrimination complaints each with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…….