Philly Atty Claims Ex-Firm Lacks Rights To Settlement Fees

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 5:22 PM EST) -- A Philadelphia attorney has asked a state judge to toss claims by his former law firm alleging he refused to share fees from shareholder suits that he started at the firm, arguing that the court lacked jurisdiction and the firm lacked legal grounds to recover the fees.

In preliminary objections filed Dec. 27, Samuel Simon, along with two other attorneys who served as co-counsel for the shareholder suits in question, contend that actions over the fees should be handled in federal court and that, under state...
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