The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a summary judgment win for Duane Morris in a lawsuit alleging that one of the law firm’s partners bungled a trademark infringement case involving an LSAT test-prep company.

The three-judge panel found on July 30 that the federal district court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction in granting summary judgment to the law firm, after deciding that the state law malpractice claim did not arise from the federal trademark law and therefore was not properly in federal court.

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