It’s hard to decide whether appellate specialist Clifford Woosley is more suited to serve as the crown prince of Pyrrhic victories or as a real-life Fatal Attraction icon.

The state Court of Appeal on Thursday ordered paralegal Elisabeth Saret-Cook to pay Woosley and his former Los Angeles-based firm of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett $1.4 million in damages and attorneys fees for a campaign of terror that would make Glenn Close’s character in Fatal Attraction blush.

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