Judge in McCullom Lake lawsuit chastised over ethics
The Philadelphia judge who dismissed the first McCullom Lake brain cancer lawsuit has resigned as the circuit’s supervising civil judge amid criticism that he didn’t disclose his wife’s connection to a law firm in an unrelated case.
Judge Allan Tereshko resigned Oct. 24 as the head of civil cases for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, shortly after the state Superior Court chastised him for not disclosing his wife’s employment with a law firm that represented an insurance company being sued in a 2011 auto insurance case. Tereshko had granted summary judgment in favor of the company.
The codes of judicial conduct in both Pennsylvania and Illinois state that judges should recuse themselves in situations, such as spousal involvement with the case, in which their impartiality could be reasonably questioned.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org