By: Marian Johns
Jonathan Cass and James McNally are mentioned in the Pennsylvania Record article in regard to their representation of two University of Pittsburgh researchers who are suing a medical journal over the retraction of their article and claiming the publication accused them of manipulating data.
PITTSBURGH – Two University of Pittsburgh researchers who were among seven* co-authors of a 2013 published research article on obstructive pulmonary disease are suing a medical journal over the retraction of their article and claiming the publication accused them of manipulating data.
According to the Aug. 15 Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas filing, plaintiffs Aravind Tarugu and Dr. Raju Reddy filed a civil action against the Journal of Biological Chemistry and American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology alleging defamation.
“Mr. Tarugu and Dr. Reddy bring claims against defendants sounding in defamation, which causes of action arise from defendants’ publication of false and defamatory statements which accuse Mr. Tarugu and Dr. Reddy of falsifying data in an academic research article published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, as well as causing each to suffer significant mental anguish and personal humiliation,” the plaintiffs’ complaint states.
*Pennsylvania Record incorrectly listed the total number of authors as five. Cohen Seglias corrected the information for our website.