A federal judge blasted an employment lawyer for filing frivolous lawsuits and ordered him to pay attorney fees for the opposing side in a recently tossed workplace ­discrimination case he handled.

In a scathing opinion, U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann of the Middle District of Pennsylvania chastised Allentown lawyer Donald P. Russo for prolonging a “baseless” lawsuit, and sanctioned him in the form of attorney fees in an amount to be determined.

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