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Law firm drops name partner from marquee after judge denies injunction

Posted Mar 6, 2013 2:05 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A worker's compensation law firm has changed its name from Martin Banks to Martin after a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction by now-former name partner Halmon L. “Sonny” Banks III that would have prevented the move.

Banks remains one of the firm's six partners, although he contended in a lawsuit he filed last week that he had been constructively expelled, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

Firm founder George Martin contends that Banks indicated four months ago he intended to leave, leading to the name change.

"We all wish Sonny worked with us to resolve our differences and stay with us,” Martin told the publication. “But he chose a different course.”

Additional coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Law firm responds to suit by ousted name partner, says he owed $373K"

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