Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quatrini Rafferty Congratulates Greater Latrobe Ice Cats on Penguins Cup, Pennsylvania Cup Victories

The attorneys and staff at Quatrini Rafferty extend our most sincere congratulations to the Greater Latrobe hockey team for their 3-0 win over Montour in the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup final, and their 3-2 win over Council Rock South in this past weekend's Pennsylvania Cup final. The wins give the Ice Cats back-to-back Penguins Cup titles for 2008 & 2009, and, back to back state championships.
For the entire story on Latrobe's victory, see the write-up on the Pittsburgh Penguins website ( or the story in Tuesday's Post Gazette (
For coverage of Latrobe's win in the Pennsylvania Cup, see the following Pittsburgh Post Gazette article:
(photo by John Heller of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Monday, March 9, 2009

"The Psychology of Unemployment"

The National Public Radio news program "Day to Day" ran a story this afternoon on the psychological effects of unemployment. Although the program discussed unemployment due to the current economic downturn, the attorneys here at Quatrini Rafferty felt its message could apply to those unemployed for any reason - recession, work injury, severe sickness, etc.

Listen to the full program here:

If you are having trouble with the link, email us at and we will forward the story.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Michael V. Quatrini Successful in Federal District Court of Western Pennsylvania

On February 19, 2009, Quatrini Rafferty attorney Michael V. Quatrini obtained a Remand of a Social Security Disability case that was appealed to Federal District Court for the Western District located in Pittsburgh.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab agreed with Quatrini's argument that the functional capacity assessment produced by the Administrative Law Judge was not supported by substantial evidence because the ALJ relied on the Plaintiff’s use of drugs or alcohol as a basis for denying their application for benefits without making the requisite determinations with regard to their materiality.

The case will now go back for another hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.