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Greensburg lawyer Monzo being sued by media company

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

A Latrobe media company contends it is owed more than $62,000 from a failed county judicial candidate for consulting services during the 2017 campaign season.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Westmoreland County, West Media Group Inc. said attorney Lisa Monzo refused to pay bills for work the company performed last year during her failed bid to win a seat on the county’s Court of Common Pleas. The company seeks an additional $6,200 from Monzo for commissions accrued when she hired another firm for media buys during the campaign.

Monzo works as an attorney at the Greensburg law firm Monzo Galloway.

“We intend to defend the suit, which is a dispute over their product,” Monzo said Tuesday.

According to the lawsuit, Monzo retained West Media Group in January 2017 to serve as her exclusive media provider and oversee advertising and messaging during last year’s judicial campaign.

Monzo, a Democrat, defeated three candidates in May 2017 to win her party’s nomination and run for a 10-year seat as a Common Pleas Court judge. Republican Jim Silvis defeated her in the November general election to win the judgeship.

Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293 or rcholodofsky@tribweb.com.

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