Union Boss Says Pepper Hamilton Can't Stay Malpractice Row

Law360, Philadelphia (March 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty said Tuesday that Pepper Hamilton LLP could not stay a malpractice suit accusing his former counsel at the firm of leaking information about him to reporters as they defended a major city newspaper in an underlying libel case he is pursuing.

Dougherty, who alleges that Pepper Hamilton disclosed confidential information about him in the libel case after representing him during a probe by federal prosecutors, urged a state judge to reject the firm’s arguments that the tight connection between the two...
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