John P. McGee v. City of Philadelphia, et al. No. 563 C.D. 2007, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas

Successful defense of the City of Philadelphia in action by former employee of the City of Philadelphia who was terminated as deputy commissioner for children and youth due, in part, to his inadequate performance supervising and directing the Children and Youth Division of the Department of Human Services, during which time several children died due to neglect and/or abuse under the Division’s supervision. 

Former employee brought action for mandamus reinstating him to his former civil service position. The trial court sustained the defense’s preliminary objections because the plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. On appeal, the Commonwealth Court affirmed.

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