Litigation

Inmate Who Was Savagely Beaten Sues Pa. County

SCRANTON, Pa. - (AP) An inmate who suffered a near-fatal beating at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison claims in a federal lawsuit that prison officials showed "deliberate indifference" and ignored warnings about his safety. The suit was filed Wednesday on behalf of 29-year-old Nicholas Pinto. It seeks more than $250,000 in compensatory. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.