Pepper Hamilton Says Union Boss Waived Conflict In Libel Row

Law360, Philadelphia (July 12, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Pepper Hamilton LLC said Monday that a Philadelphia union leader and former client waived his rights to claim that the firm's attorneys breached their contractual duties to him when they used allegedly confidential information from a 2006 federal investigation to gain an advantage in a defamation suit he filed against current client The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The firm contended that John J. Dougherty, business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98, could not pursue claims that it breached its fiduciary duties to him, because...
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