Plaintiff alleged the Chief of Police of a Western Pennsylvania Municipality had used excessive force in the process of arresting him. Our Pittsburgh based partner, Charlie Saul, prepared and argued before the USDC, Western District, his Motion for Summary Judgement on behalf of the Police Chief and contended that the weaknesses associated with the case against his client warranted Summary Judgment. While Motions for Summary Judgement are routinely dismissed and the case typically proceeds to trial, particularly if there are issues of credibility associated with any party or witness, however, in this matter, the Judge was persuaded by Charlie Saul’s Motion and argument supported by deposition testimony and documentary evidence that the Plaintiff’s credibility and that of his witnesses was so inherently suspect that no jury could possibly find in favor of the Plaintiff. The Judge dismissed the case in its entirety based upon the Motion and the U.S. Court of Appeals denied Plaintiff’s appeal.

Partners Emily Mahler, Kyle McGee, and Charlie Saul recently presented a webinar to a client [customer contact services operation] and their HR managers on Employer Hiring and Firing Practices. This live, interactive webinar has proven to be a valuable resource for employers in establishing fair, effective, and lawful hiring and firing practices. For more information or to schedule a similar web-based presentation, please contact the firm here.

Pittsburgh Partner Charles H. Saul addressed the University of Pittsburgh Law School student body on the landmark Supreme Court case of Allegheny County v ACLU, which he successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Saul’s practice continues to be focused upon defending labor and employment law matters ranging from allegations of wrongful discharge to discrimination based upon race, gender, age, etc. in addition to defending governmental entities, police and sheriffs in their role as professionals.