New law provider UnitedLex on Monday asked a Virginia federal bankruptcy judge to throw out the core of a $128 million lawsuit filed by the trustee for LeClairRyan, asserting that the efforts it took to keep the firm out of insolvency do not qualify as breaches of duty.

The company, represented by Greenberg Traurig, defended its efforts before and after its 2018 deal with the firm that led to the creation of ULX Partners LLC, also a defendant in the trustee’s case. The entity was intended to allow LeClairRyan and other law firms to outsource back-office operations, but amid LeClairRyan’s bankruptcy, fresh questions arose about whether the partnership had any role in the firm’s demise.