Silicon Valley Law Group will have to settle for nearly $200,000 in fees — not the almost $1.5 million it sought — for litigation that turned on an alleged error by lawyers at another firm. But SVLG won’t stand liable for malpractice either.

In a 47-page, unpublished ruling, San Francisco’s 1st District Court of Appeal concluded Wednesday that former Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Richard Patsey, sitting by designation in San Francisco, committed no legal error by awarding the lesser fees to Silicon Valley Law Group.

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