A national children’s advocacy group struck back at Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley Friday, saying she has leveled “irresponsible” charges against the group with her statement that it is suing the state’s troubled child welfare agency in order to collect hefty publicly funded legal fees.
“Very frankly, any suggestion that the lawsuit is motivated by legal fees is irresponsible,’’ said Sara Bartosz, lead counsel for Children’s Rights which filed the 2010 federal lawsuit.