A media company can move ahead with an alleged fraud case against a Foley & Lardner partner that claims he kept quiet about a threatened lawsuit against his corporate client to avoid a decrease in its sales price.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a lower court decision and found on June 27 that a reasonable jury could conclude that attorney Stephen I. Burr and other defendants misled the buyer, Media General, about a pending $6 million claim against his client, Park Communications.

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