Manhattan lawyers who represented a Long Island, N.Y., police officer in a “hotly contested” labor discrimination suit should be paid attorney fees consistent with Southern District of New York market rates, a federal judge has ruled.

Citing the “considerable experience” of Janice Goodman, a veteran Manhattan solo practitioner, and Gillian Thomas, a former attorney for the women’s defense fund Legal Momentum, Eastern District of New York Judge Arthur D. Spatt ordered Suffolk County to pay $207,000 in attorney fees in Germain v. County of Suffolk, 07-cv-2523.

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