Saturday, November 21, 2009

Former Luzerne County Judges Mark A. Ciavarella and Michael T. Conahan Granted Partial Immunity in Civil Suits

In Orders handed down yesterday, Senior Federal Middle District Judge A. Richard Caputo ruled that former Luzerne County Judges Mark A. Ciavarella and Michael T. Conahan were entitled to immunity from civil suits for matters related to actions they took from the bench.

These rulings appear to essentially dismiss most of the claims against Ciavarella from the civil suits. However, actions taken by the former judges, found not to be related to their work on the bench, could still be pursued in the civil lawsuits.

To view Judge Caputo's Orders go to:

http://www.wbcitizensvoice.com/pdfs/judges_immunity.pdf

http://www.wbcitizensvoice.com/pdfs/judges_memo.pdf

http://www.wbcitizensvoice.com/pdfs/judges_classaction.pdf

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