PHA can begin releasing law firm billing invoices

    A U.S. District Court judge has ruled the Philadelphia Housing Authority can release three years’ and $1.6 million worth of law firm billing invoices. An additional $2.4 million in invoices is still under review.


    Invoices dating back to 2007 with Duane Morris L.L.P., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis L.L.P. and Fox Rothschild L.L.P. will go to the inspector general, after former PHA director Carl Green agreed they could be turned over, as the Inquirer reports.

    Greene previously told Judge Anita B. Brody that releasing the invoices could compromise privileged communications. The inspector general subpoenaed the PHA in December to request a sampling of the agency’s $38.5 million in outside legal spending since 2007. Part of the reason for the audit is to determine whether Greene used agency funds in sexual harassment suits against him.

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