Lawsuit en City Councilman Lavelle Calls UPMC's Use of 14th Amendment in Lawsuit 'Offensive' <p>A few dozen union members, civil rights activists, elected officials and others gathered at Freedom Corner in the Hill District &nbsp;Wednesday morning to protest UPMC’s use of the 14<sup>th</sup> Amendment in its lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh.</p><p>The lawsuit says it is unconstitutional for the city to challenge its tax-exempt status because of its due process and equal protection under the law.</p><p>Pittsburgh City Councilman Daniel Lavelle said he felt shocked and bewildered at UPMC’s legal technique.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:15:07 +0000 Erika Beras & Michael Lynch 11305 at