A federal judge has dismissed a legal malpractice lawsuit against six law firms in New Jersey and Texas accused of using invalid retainer agreements to charge excessive contingency fees for thousands of clients suing over transvaginal mesh devices.

The suit had alleged that Nagel Rice and the Potts Law Firm filed complaints in 2014 for Debbie Gore, a resident of Texas, and Doris Lance-Smith, an Alabama resident, despite not having retainer agreements that were valid under New Jersey law.

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