A LAWSUIT filed last year by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court against a law firm for its role in planning a new Family Court building has been settled, Chief Justice Ronald Castille announced Tuesday.

Castille made the announcement during the annual luncheon of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel has agreed to pay $4 million for the role its former partner, Jeffrey Rottwit, played in selecting a new Center City Family Court site.

The deal became an embarrassing debacle after the Inquirer revealed that Rottwit was not only being paid by the court to put together a deal to build the new courthouse, but was also working as a co-developer on the project.

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