Plaintiffs who filed pelvic mesh injury suits in Texas can’t invoke New Jersey’s stricter cap on attorney fees based on “placeholder” cases filed by their attorneys in the Garden State, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled.

The ruling is good news for a group of Texas law firms and their New Jersey co-counsel who were defendants in a legal malpractice class-action suit on behalf of 1,450 potential class members whose pelvic mesh suits were filed in New Jersey courts.