$17 million malpractice suit against DLA Piper dismissed

Judge says plaintiff didn’t have enough evidence showing that the law firm acted improperly

A plaintiff that accused its outside counsel of malpractice didn’t have enough evidence to prove that the law firm acted improperly, a judge said earlier this week.

In 2007, Joseph DelGreco & Co. Inc., a New York-based luxury outdoor furniture distributor, hired DLA Piper to advise it in a manufacturing and licensing agreement with Taiwan-based furniture maker Eastwest. As part of the deal, Eastwest gave DelGreco a $1 million loan. Over the next year, DelGreco failed to make monthly interest payments and defaulted on other obligations outlined in its agreement with Eastwest.

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