Former Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal partner Douglas Rosenthal will get a second shot at litigating damages in a compensation battle against his old firm — if he wants to.

The D.C. Court of Appeals has granted Rosenthal, now a partner at Constantine Cannon in Washington, a new trial for a portion of what he claims the firm owes him for generating about $18 million in fees while representing clients suing the Libyan government for the terrorist bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988.

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