A Monroe, Ga., lawyer and a Tennessee insurance defense firm who didn’t talk to their client before a wrongful death trial have been hit with a $991,950 legal malpractice verdict. But one of the plaintiffs lawyers who won that verdict, Taylor W. Jones of Atlanta, doesn’t sound all that thrilled.

That’s because Jones says jurors should have awarded at least $1.7 million — the amount of the 2005 wrongful death verdict against the then-client of the malpractice defendant, attorney Donald W. Osborne.

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