A federal appeals court says a law firm can be sued over its work in a sexual harassment case against a Rutgers University professor, even though it didn’t represent the plaintiffs.

The ruling, in Speeney v. Rutgers, No. 07-4527, reinstates a suit by three former Rutgers graduate students against McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter and two partners, Irving Hurwitz and Linda Celauro.

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