Warning clients of their own duty to read critical documents, a New Jersey appeals court held Wednesday that a malpractice suit over Sills, Cummis & Gross‘ drafting of a bank-merger agreement was time-barred and meritless.

The panel found in Sullivan v. Sills, Cummis, Zuckerman, Radin, Tischman, Epstein & Gross, A-4805-07, that the plaintiffs were experienced in the world of banking and failed to follow their lawyers’ advice to look over the agreement.

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