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After a Manhattan judge gutted a former hedge fund manager’s potential damages against Greenberg Traurig, an appeals court on Thursday has allowed some damages testimony back in the case.

Still, the Appellate Division, First Department, attached some conditions to that testimony and affirmed that other expert testimony, that would have had the potential to increase damages even further against Greenberg, is still out of the case.

The First Department’s decision is the latest chapter in an 11-year-old lawsuit brought by James Melcher against Greenberg Traurig and former shareholder Leslie Corwin, claiming attorney deceit under Judiciary Law Section 487. Melcher claims Greenberg and Corwin helped their client, an adversary of Melcher, deceive the court after the client claimed he accidentally burned a critical document while making tea.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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