Monday, January 7, 2013
'Of Meat and Manhood' is defamatory, lawsuit filed by Robert Catalanello alleges.
Madison Borough Councilman Robert Catalanello has filed a lawsuit claiming statements in a law review article alleging he discriminated against a former employee at their investment company for being vegetarian are false and defamatory. A 2011 Washington University Law Review article titled "Of Meat and Manhood" discusses a complaint that was brought against Catalanello and Credit Agricole CIB by former employee Ryan Pacifico in 2009. Pacifico's lawsuit was withdrawn this summer. Pacifico sued after he was fired, claiming he was subjected to taunts and harrassment about his sexuality and being vegetarian after Catalanello learned he did not eat meat. The case drew widespread media attention when it was filed and became a central topic …
Friday, June 29, 2012
In response to questions from former councilman, borough attorney says governing body is not authorized to investigate police chief.
There was no update at the latest Borough Council meeting on the settlement of a lawsuit filed by a former police officer against the borough and police chief. The lawsuit filed by retired Patrolman Anthony Kaspereen claims he was assigned to a "punishment detail" in 2010 by Police Chief John Trevena that involved patroling the borough on foot in summer heat with no assistance and caused him to suffer dehydration and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Borough Council authorized having its insurance carrier enter into a settlement agreement on May 14. At the June 11 meeting, borough attorney Matthew Giacobbe said the settlement was being finalized and there was no admission of wrongdoing on either side and no finding of punitive damages. …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Burger joint's settlement involves giftcard dormancy fee.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Emailed instructions said officer should not receive assistance or respond to incidents, according to deposition transcript; attorney says parties are trying to mediate case.
Madison police Officer Anthony Maccario noticed during the summer of 2010 that fellow Officer Anthony Kaspereen was losing weight. The patrolmen saw each other every day when their shifts changed and Maccario thought Kaspereen looked sick. "He did lose a lot of weight," Maccario stated in a March deposition. "I just attributed it to a hell of a workout during some really hot months. You know, I mean, he didn't look well, let's put it that way." The workout consisted of Kaspereen patrolling Madison by foot for nine hours at a time, an assignment he first was given over the Fourth of July holiday. The patrol is at the center of a lawsuit filed by Kaspereen, who has since retired, against the borough and Police Chief John Trevena. Kaspereen's…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Complaint by Anthony Kaspereen says 2010 assignment to patrol Madison by foot in 90-degree heat led to dehydration and anxiety.
A lawsuit by a retired borough police officer claiming he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to a patrol assignment he was given as "punishment detail" by the chief in July 2010 is in the discovery process. Retired police Officer Anthony Kaspereen, who was a Madison police officer for 12 years, alleges in the lawsuit he was assigned to patrol Madison by foot in 90-degree heat as punishment for using his sick days for sinus problems. The lawsuit says the sinus condition was a disability and Kaspereen was being discriminated against for his disability. The Borough of Madison and Police Chief John Trevena are named as defendants in the suit. The borough, in its response, said the detail was a regularly-scheduled assignment…