Revelations in discrimination case called ‘embarrassing, damaging’

To stop what it calls an “abuse of the discovery process,” the Democratic National Committee is seeking new safeguards as it fights a gay man’s discrimination lawsuit.

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DNC Discrimination Lawsuit

On January 23, 2008 By

The print media and bloggers are continuing to cover the defamation and discrimination lawsuit filed against the Democratic National Committee and several of its officers. These articles discuss the ongoing controversy over the refusal of one witness to testify because she claims to be a resident of California since early 2005, even […]

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The Washington Blade, a weekly newspaper, published a cover story, “DNC Lawsuit Ensnares Lesbian Activist, Donor” which arose from a defamation and employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a Bernabei & Wachtel client, Donald Hitchcock, against his former employer, the Democratic National Committee. In that lawsuit, a witness, Claire Lucas, was served with […]

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Philip Agee

On January 10, 2008 By

Philip Agee, a former CIA officer and author, died earlier this month. Lynne Bernabei represented Mr. Agee in his defamation lawsuit against Barbara Bush, and successfully obtained a public apology from Ms. Bush, who also agreed that all future printings of her autobiography would not have any defamatory or untrue statements about Mr. Agee.

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The Washington Post, in “Executive Resigns in Storm over Sleeping Guards,” reported that Wackenhut fired its Chief Executive Officer as a result of Exelon having terminated Wackenhut’s contract to provide security guards at nuclear power plants. This began when Kerry Beal, a Bernabei & Wachtel client, reported to his managers and to […]

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The Washington Post published a commentary in the Sunday “Outlook” section (Dec. 23, 2006) by Robin Ingle, a Bernabei & Wachtel client who formerly worked at the Consumer Product Safety Commission as a statistician on various safety issues. Ms. Ingle resigned after realizing that the CPSC would only delay in releasing statistics […]

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Scuffle at Ballard Spahr

On November 10, 2007 By

The American Lawyer (Nov. 2007), in an article titled “Scuffle at Ballard Spahr,” reported on one of Bernabei & Wachtel’s cases.  This case involves a female partner at the Ballard Spahr law firm, who has gender discrimination, retaliation, and breach of fiduciary duty claims against the law firm.  Her claims arise from the law firm’s […]

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Kerry Beal, a client of the firm, will be featured in an upcoming CBS Evening News investigative report on inattentive security guards at nuclear power plants.  The story will likely be broadcast Friday, November 2, 2007, and will discuss Beal’s role in uncovering the problem and exposing it to the public light. Earlier this year, […]

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Lynne Bernabei was quoted in the National Law Journal (Oct. 29, 2007), in the article “Employers scoring in whistleblower actions.”  Ms. Bernabei discusses how the U.S. Department of Labor is interpreting and applying the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower statute too narrowly.  She notes that the agency is placing too high a burden of proof on employees, either […]

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The Harrisburg Patriot News published “Sleeping Called Common at Peach Bottom,” Saturday, October 20, 2007, an article on the whistleblower at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. Kerry Beal, a client of the firm, was the man who filmed the security guards asleep on duty between March and August of this year, and has since kept […]

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