A federal judge dismissed part of a lawsuit Providence, R.I., filed against its longtime actuary Buck Consultants over an accounting error that officials said cost the city $10.8 million.

Providence filed the suit in February, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and violation of Rhode Island’s False Claims Act after Buck officials admitted to misgauging $700,000 of savings Providence had expected to achieve this year by overhauling its pension-benefit plans for retired police officers and firefighters.

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