Pepper Hamilton Seeks Stay In Union Boss' Malpractice Row

Law360, Philadelphia (March 4, 2014, 1:35 PM EST) -- Pepper Hamilton LLP has asked for a stay in a legal malpractice suit brought by a Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty, following an appeals court ruling that said the firm could not represent the Philadelphia Inquirer in an underlying defamation suit.

In a filing on Thursday, the firm said that the malpractice suit — in which Dougherty,  business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98, alleged the firm revealed confidential information about him — and the defamation suit were so tightly connected that...
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