The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that an Australian businessman has standing to sue DLA Piper, giving him a shot at recovering a $1.29 million jury verdict he won against the huge multinational law firm after the judgment was thrown out by an intermediate court of appeals.

The background to the case Linegar v. DLA Piper is as follows. Chris Linegar of Australia was a major stockholder in a company called IdentiPHI. DLA Piper represented a company called Saflink that merged with IdentiPHI. Following the merger, DLA Piper was corporate counsel for IdentiPHI.

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