by The Associated Press
Friday March 13, 2009, 1:27 PM
A judge is giving both sides a few days to consider mediation as a way to settle a dispute over who should control House Democrats' files involving the legislative bonus investigation.
Dauphin County Judge Lawrence Clark on Friday said the Democratic caucus and its former legal consultant, Bill Chadwick, should consider having a retired county judge help them settle the matter. Clark is giving both sides until noon Wednesday to decide if that's the route they want to take.
On Friday, Clark also heard from lawyers for others who are also involved in the investigation and who want to have a say in what happens to the files.