In the court battle between Cozen O’Connor and a New York lawyer who joined the Philadelphia-based firm for 15 months, the firm suffered a setback in the first round of litigation when a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled that the case should be transferred to the Southern District of New York.

U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell concluded in his 14-page opinion in Cozen O’Connor v. Fischbein that “venue is better in New York because most of the events or omissions occurred there.”

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