Manhattan lawyers who cross the East River to litigate civil rights cases in Brooklyn may have to accept lower fees under a federal appellate decision Monday.

A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Simmons v. New York City Transit Authority, 08-4079, lowered a Manhattan-based attorney’s fee by 21 percent, saying that Southern District rates did not apply to the case heard in the Eastern District.

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