Faced with paying a $9.7 million judgment to a former customer who was raped in her DeKalb County home, a Colorado home alarm company is attempting to recoup the money by suing its former lawyers.

Monitronics—which bills itself as the nation’s second-largest service of residential alarms and monitoring—has sued Atlanta firm Hall Booth Smith and partner James Fisher II in federal court in Atlanta. It blames the firm for “a disastrous trial” that resulted in the multimillion-dollar judgment.