A New York state judge has refused to set aside a $48,422 default judgment against now-defunct Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner in a case brought by the firm’s former computer maintenance contractor.

In Computer Network Solutions v. Thelen LLP, 2367/09, Thelen argued that by November 2008, only its New York and San Francisco offices remained open for the purpose of winding up the firm’s business, and there was “no need” for computer service to the firm’s Los Angeles, San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C.. and Hartford, Conn., offices, for which the 400-attorney firm was billed in advance.