The Cincinnati Enquirer reports this chilling story:
A local attorney and instructor in legal studies at the University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College has been hit with a $1.3 million malpractice judgment for negligence that helped put a local company out of business. . . .
According to Judge Triantafilou’s ruling in the bench trial, Davis was negligent in performing his duties as the company’s trademark attorney when My Girl Friday was starting to sell franchises around the country.
That negligence included telling Collinsworth for more than two years that he had done a title search while registering the company name, when in fact he had not.
I assume they mean a trademark search. I can’t find anything else about the case online, so I’m relying on the newspaper report. From what it says, that’s a harsh, but justifiable, result.