A Springfield law firm wants a misconduct lawsuit dismissed against it that was filed by Wittenberg University earlier this year.
Wittenberg claimed in the lawsuit that the firm of Martin, Brown, Hull and Harper provided bad legal advice that caused the school to suffer severe financial losses. The complaint alleges that two partners in the law firm had several conflicts of interest while representing the university. They're seeking $25,000 in damages.
One of those conflicts was the university's use of endowment funds to purchase the Springfield Museum of Art in 2010.