A Montgomery County jury vindicated Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll on Monday in a breach of fiduciary duty suit brought against the firm by a man seeking between $17 million to $30 million in lost profits plus interest and punitive damages.

Plaintiff Saul R. Epstein originally claimed the firm and Alan S. Kaplinsky, the firm’s consumer financial services group chairman, committed legal malpractice, breached their fiduciary duty and interfered with a prospective contractual relationship, according to court documents. In Epstein v. Kaplinsky, Epstein claimed the firm shared his prospective business interests with another firm client involved in similar work, according to court documents.

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