Cozen Urges Pa. Justices To Let It Retire US Rep.'s Debt

By Matt Fair (February 20, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- Cozen O'Connor urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday to overthrow a decision it says has improperly prevented the firm from retiring nearly $500,000 worth of debt accrued by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., for legal work performed during his unsuccessful 2007 Philadelphia mayoral bid.

The firm said decisions by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics and the state's Commonwealth Court had expanded the scope of language in campaign finance rules on the books in 2007 to conclude that forgiving the debt, incurred as Brady fought off a ballot challenge prior to a primary election, would violate contribution limits.

"Both the Board...

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