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Meet Rosemary Locklear. She runs her tiny court reporting firm with one stenotype machine and two employees out of a cramped office in downtown Philadelphia. She has been a stenographer for 20 years, since shortly after graduating from high school. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” says the 40-year-old Locklear. Her livelihood has depended on being quiet and unobtrusive. But now Locklear is raising a ruckus. Early this year she sued 34 big-league attorneys and firms — Cleveland’s Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, Atlanta’s Alston & Bird, and New York’s Kelley Drye & Warren, among others — who she claims illegally copied her deposition transcripts and deprived her of thousands of dollars in revenue.

Locklear’s court fight grew out of an assignment that, for her, was a major coup. In early 1999 her six-year-old firm, Locklear Reporting Service, Inc., was selected to transcribe dozens of plaintiffs’ depositions in a massive product liability case against a host of latex glove makers and distributors. She assembled a team of six freelance reporters to handle the job — her biggest ever. “Rosemary is a quality stenographer,” says David Shrager of Philadelphia’s Shrager, McDaid, Loftus, Flum & Spivey, which hired Locklear for the assignment. “We always valued her services.”

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