The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit revived legal malpractice claims by a Mississippi aerospace company that alleged missteps as outside counsel from a Big Law firm assisted two of its in-house attorneys with gender discrimination claims.

In a New Year’s Eve ruling, the Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of many of L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace’s claims, but allowed others to proceed against Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, its former partner Charles Edwards and L-3′s former deputy general counsel, Courtney Paine Snider.