Here is an interesting story. Plaintiff successfully sues her attorney for $6.4 million. Now she sues his father for fraud. The Story:
Coffee firm owner sues
A year ago, Angela Caruso of Brecksville won a $6.4 million legal malpractice verdict against her former lawyer, David Leneghan, in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Now she’s pressing a civil fraud lawsuit against Leneghan’s father, Patrick, whom she accuses of conspiring with his son to steal her coffee company, Berardi’s Fresh Roast. In opening statements Wednesday, attorney William Wuliger said the Leneghans duped his client into selling the business to Patrick Leneghan for half its value. Defense lawyer David Bertsch told the jury Caruso was too savvy to be tricked, and accused her of scheming to boost her family’s new business, Caruso Coffee.