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Prominent lawyer's divorce no easy case

Philip G. Pavely
Attorney Edgar Snyder in his downtown office May 1, 2006.

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It's a messy end to the marriage of high-profile Pittsburgh personal-injury attorney Edgar Snyderand his estranged wife, Saundra.

According to court records unsealed on Tuesday, they are arguing at almost every juncture.

Edgar claims that Saundra left him while they were at their condo in Florida in March. She contends he kicked her out.

Edgar filed for divorce on June 3. Saundra claims she was blindsided by the filing. Edgar says she asked for it.

Saundra claims she's been living like a nomad since March. Edgar says she has stayed at five different luxury hotels charging nightly rates between $1,500 and $2,000, including a two-week stay at a Florida hotel that cost more than $44,000.

He also contends that her hotel bills have totaled more than $100,000, in addition to the Miami condo he says she purchased for between $3.5 million and $4 million.

There's more.

A judge ordered that Saundra would have temporary possession of their Squirrel Hill house for two weeks in June so she could remove her clothing and jewelry. Edgar says he called the police after she tried to remove other items, such as pieces of art and a baby grand piano.

Saundra's plans to change the locks were foiled when the locksmith called Edgar before performing the work, according to the court records, which also say that when Edgar finally retook possession of the house, he found pictures smashed and other damage.

Never say never, but the odds of these two reconciling don't appear good.

RICK WRONG ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION COUNT. If Rick Santorum wants people to take his presumptive upcoming White House bid seriously, he's going to have to stop making sloppy mistakes on national television.

The former U.S. senator of Pennsylvania turned family-friendly movie mogul said on NBC's “Meet the Press” that the United States is accepting more legal immigrants now than it ever has.

Not true.

As FactCheck.org noted following the broadcast, the number of people being granted lawful permanent resident status has decreased for two consecutive fiscal years.

Santorum might not want to let facts stand in the way of a good sound bite, but he shouldn't be surprised when he's called out on obvious factual errors.

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