The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has shut down an Irish insurance company’s attempt to sue Schiff Hardin for negligent misrepresentation after determining the law firm could not be liable to a nonclient under the attorney immunity defense doctrine.

The case, Ironshore Europe DAC v. Schiff Hardin, focused on allegations that the Chicago-based law firm failed to tell the plaintiff insurer Ironshore about a $3.25 million settlement offer. Instead the company was hit by a $34 million jury verdict.