DLA Piper Malpractice Suit Killed By Lack Of Expert Testimony

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT) -- DLA Piper on Monday escaped a bankrupt furniture company's $17 million malpractice suit accusing the firm of botching a licensing deal and other legal matters, after a New York federal court adopted DLA Piper's position that its former client had failed to present expert testimony supporting most of its claims.

U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer granted DLA Piper's motion for summary judgment of Joseph DelGreco & Co. Inc.'s suit accusing the law firm of mismanaging a 2007 licensing deal and various other legal challenges, saying that the majority of the defunct furniture seller's claims required guidance from a DelGreco legal...

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