Bloom Firm To Pay $1.1M Settlement For Malpractice Claims

By James Mills (February 14, 2022, 4:55 PM EST) -- A California federal judge approved a $1.1 million settlement that will end Koi Design LLC's legal malpractice suit against The Bloom Firm APC and one of its former attorneys for allegedly botching a trademark infringement suit that the company lost by default.

Senior U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. granted a motion on Friday for a good faith settlement but reduced the $8 million demand to $1.1 million, basing his ruling largely on a magistrate judge's report determining that Koi would probably not be able to prove its claims against the Bloom Firm and A. Douglas Mastroianni.

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