After two-and-a-half years of discovery battles, motions and the appointment of a discovery master and expert e-discovery master, a Dragonetti Act lawsuit against Reed Smith, partner Alan K. Cotler and two of his former clients settled the week after a jury was selected.
Attorneys for the parties in Leeds v. Cotler were huddled in a corner of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Mark I. Bernstein’s courtroom Tuesday hashing out what appeared to be final details of a written settlement agreement. A jury had been selected in the case Friday and was waiting to enter the courtroom when the lawyers went back into Bernstein’s chambers to inform him of the settlement. Some of the lawyers later confirmed a settlement was reached as to all parties. Further details weren’t disclosed.
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