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NAGE FILES LIBEL SUIT AGAINST PATRIOT LEDGER

 NAGE FILES LIBEL SUIT AGAINST PATRIOT LEDGER
 QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Patriot Ledger newspaper


of Quincy, Mass., was sued today by the National Association of Government Employees, the association said. The suit was filed in Norfolk Superior Court.
 In the suit, NAGE claimed the Patriot Ledger used one of its reporters, a Katy Corneel, to harass, embarrass and denigrate the organization when it moved into its new headquarters at 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy.
 The Patriot Ledger, in a story written by Corneel, alleged that NAGE had a jacuzzi and private dining room in national President Kenneth T. Lyons' office.
 She also alleged that NAGE formerly had headquarters in Dorchester, Mass., which again was reckless reporting.
 "The Patriot Ledger story alleged the organization was representing a former plumbing inspector in the city of Quincy, Ralph Maher, free of charge," according to NAGE. Maher was discharged from his position by Quincy officials alleging a conflict of interest. The Maher case is now before the Superior Court in Boston.
 It was further alleged the former inspector (Maher) was passing out authorization cards in behalf of NAGE, which again was completely untrue, according to Edward Gillooly, spokesman for NAGE.
 The organization (NAGE) allowed Corneel to look into the offices to see if there was any jacuzzi or private dining room and she found none. The organization also invited the owner of the Patriot Ledger, or any of his staff to visit the building but, of course, this would have proved embarrassing to them because their story was replete with lies, innuendoes and proof the reporter was reckless in her reporting.
 The suit also charges Matthias Mulvey, a Quincy City employee, with libel due to false statements attributed to him in the Patriot Ledger story.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Gillooly of NAGE, 617-376-0220/ CO: National Association of Government Employees ST: Massachusetts IN: SU:


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