| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Judge tosses lawsuit from Ligonier man claiming wife married him for money

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, 2:28 p.m.

A Ligonier lawyer's lawsuit claiming his estranged wife married him as a ruse to abscond with part of his family's wealth doesn't belong in federal court, a judge ruled Friday.

J. Russell McGregor Jr., 51, of Ligonier claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that his wife, Jacqueline McGregor, 51, filed for divorce earlier this month as part of a five-year scheme with her ex-husband to grab some of Russell McGregor's money.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer dismissed the case since husband and wife live in Pennsylvania and Russell McGregor, who is representing himself in the lawsuit, didn't specify any federal law that has allegedly been violated.

Russell McGregor is the son of the late Common Pleas Judge James R. McGregor Sr., who served 30 years on the bench. Neither of the McGregors could be reached for comment.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers stalled by Seahawks, on outside of AFC wild-card picture
  2. Steelers’ Roethlisberger reported symptoms that led to his exit vs. Seahawks
  3. Rossi: It’s past time for NFL to protect players
  4. Family of man accused of shooting St. Clair officer say allegations don’t fit his character
  5. Steelers notebook: Seahawks’ Sherman gets better of WR Brown
  6. Steelers players say they support Tomlin’s attempts at deception
  7. Week 12 — Steelers-Seahawks gameday grades
  8. Muslim civil rights group seeks investigation into shooting of Pittsburgh taxi driver
  9. Community comes together to mourn death of St. Clair police officer
  10. New Kensington man killed in North Buffalo crash
  11. Sports Deli is latest tenant to say goodbye to Parkway Center Mall