'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 Pacifico's lawsuit was withdrawn this summer.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 …
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Friday, May 4, 2012
The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Borough Councilmen Don Links and Rob Catalanello in response to one submitted by Democratic candidates Astri Baillie and Ben Wolkowitz, which questioned no votes on the budget by the two and Council President Jeannie Tsukamoto. We voted for the introduction of the budget to advance the budget process. The decision was based on the agreement from the Mayor and Borough Administration that we would find adequate savings to accomplish our goals: We voted against the final budget because these goals were not met. For details, please refer to Ms. Tsukamoto’s letter to the editor printed in the May 3, 2012, Madison Eagle. From inception, residents were cautioned that this budget process would be…