An attorney who brought a lawsuit against several law firms and real estate development firm Bayrock Group is promising to challenge the dismissal of the case, even while he reportedly remains under a criminal contempt investigation.

The now dismissed suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court in 2015 and unsealed last year, was brought as a whistleblower action under New York’s qui tam law and filed by solo practitioners Frederick Oberlander and Richard Lerner. The state of New York declined to intervene.

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