Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wilkes-Barre Activist Vindicated

The Times Leader reports that a federal jury awarded city fire house activist Denise Carey $67,000 in her federal civil rights case against Wilkes-Barre and its Democrat Mayor, Tom Leighton. At issue was whether or not Leighton retaliated against Carey for her work to keep open a firehouse on East Northampton Street. The jury, after deliberating for nearly four hours, ruled that the Mayor did retaliate against Carey by trying to have her pay attorneys fees in connection with her attempt to preserve the firehouse.

Wilkes-Barre city attorneys promised to appeal the decision.

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