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Thursday, January 22, 2015

NorCo Spent $49,000 Defending Mancini Civil Rights Case in 2014

On Friday, a federal jury found that Northampton County violated the procedural due process rights of Jill Mancini. She's a former assistant County Solicitor, and was its sole full-time lawyer. She learned she was losing her job just two days before Christmas, when newly appointed Solicitor Vic Scomillio phoned her from his car. She pursued a claim before the Personnel Appeals Board (the result there was a 2-2 tie) and filed a civil rights lawsuit.

For liability claims, Northampton County participates in a risk pool including numerous Counties, administered by PCoRP. That insurer hired Thomas Thomas and Hafer to defend the Mancini claim. The County must pay a $50,000 deductible before insurance kicks in.

In 2014, the County paid Thomas Thomas and Hafer $49,000 to defend the Mancini claim. Insurance will likely cover remaining attorney fees, the $94,000 verdict and Mancini's attorney fees. This will easily exceed the amount of the verdict.

This will no doubt have an adverse impact on the insurance premium for liability.

11 comments:

Dan D Paul said...

Wow - that's even more than West Easton paid to defend itself against the incessant Office of Open Records appeals that MezzaCrappedHerPantsWhenTheyLeviedHerCar in 2014 alone. Mayor Gross reported in the January Council meeting that legal fees due to her were about $20,000 last year. All to support her obsession. She is a menace, and needs to be stopped.

Anonymous said...

ONLINE IMPERSONATION IS A CRIME ASSHOLE< SO SHOULD FALSE COMMENT ATTRIBUTION AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION FOR SPORT BUT SOMEONE HAS FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right, 12:19AM. Since MezzaCrappa posts here as "Doug Camaro," she is impersonating others - so it looks like she has additional crimes in her portfolio in addition to defamation and harassment. She started with character assassination, and graduated to other things. Then she fraudulently transferred her house to her mother, and is now hiding her car that was legally levied. And she thinks she can be elected to public office!

You hit the nail on the head. She must have friends in high places to get away with what she does.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Mezzacappa, you post all kinds of outrageous comments under different names and anonymously, and then falsely claim it is me. I only post as me. Yu, on the other hand, use a wide assortment of pseudonyms to do exactly what you falsely claim I am doing. Of course, you are no stranger to libel.

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Anonymous said...

County has become a bad joke!

Anonymous said...

county has always been a bad joke

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Almost on Ridge Street(WB) said...

WARNING WARNING!!! I Know no one will see this now cause it's only 11: 17 but the revoloution in Norco has begun!!!
Lots of stuff going on and only B.O reports it..... P.S. the White BMW with Jersey plates just cruised down ridge st heading south, Wilson cops following till the border....

Anonymous said...

The Witching Hour is upon the Wicked Witch of West Easton. Tick tock, tick tock. Time to pay the Piper.

Anonymous said...

How much did it cost Bangor when Cathy-Brown illegally fired the police chief?

The rumors have it at close to $400,000.00. But they have a non disclosure clause and are tight lipped. Same thing with the secretary they fired.

THis $90,000.00 is peanutz!