Plaintiff brought the action for specific performance in a doomed commercial real estate deal. Plaintiff argued oral contract to sell real estate. Not a strong position? So weak, in this case, that the Appellate Division has awarded huge sanctions and legal fee awards against the plaintiff and its attorney. Will legal malpractice follow? Goldberg Weprin & Ustin were hit with the sanctions. Details. This case had already attracted the attention of Scott Molin of the NYLJ.