Duane Morris Settles $2M Malpractice Row, Ends Pa. Appeal

Law360, Philadelphia (September 23, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT) -- A closely watched Pennsylvania Supreme Court appeal challenging a finding that plaintiffs can seek unlimited damages from civil litigators in legal malpractice suits has been dropped after two business owners who sued Duane Morris LLP over allegedly misguided legal advice agreed to settle their claims on Thursday.

Eric and Linda Coleman, owners of the Pennsylvania-based BCA Employee Management Group Inc., agreed to an undisclosed settlement to end their suit, recently revived by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, accusing a Duane Morris attorney of improperly advising them during negotiations to sell their business to a private equity firm in 2006.

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