Two law firms fighting over nearly $5 million in legal fees in a record-setting dram shop case will battle on, thanks to an appeals court decision Thursday that reversed the award of more than $4.6 million to one of them.

At issue are the fees in Verni v. Lanzaro, A-4058-07, in which a jury in 2005 awarded $105 million in damages over a 1999 drunken-driving crash that paralyzed Antonia Verni, then 2 years old.