A Manhattan judge has found that hundreds of former partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf and legacy firms cannot be held personally liable for lease payments after the film filed for bankruptcy, relieving them of millions of dollars of potential liability.

“Here, the contracting parties could not have reasonably expected that the lease would continue to impose personal liability on the partners of an LLP” without complying under New York Partnership Law, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla said Monday.

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