Business owners who sued Duane Morris for malpractice over the representation of the sale of their business could not recover any damages because they were limited to recovery of attorney fees and had never paid the firm its fees, a Philadelphia judge said.

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Allan L. Tereshko granted the law firm’s motion for judgment on the pleadings back in May and has now written an opinion to the Superior Court as to why his ruling in Coleman v. Duane Morris should be upheld on appeal.

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