Atlanta’s Taylor English Duma and one of its partners are facing a legal-malpractice action claiming damages of nearly $1 million.

A purportedly misdrafted contract whose terms cost a company more than $200,000 spiraled into litigation costing hundreds of thousands of dollars more to resolve, according to a suit filed last week in Fulton County Superior Court. It said firm partner Jeff Woodward’s refusal to acknowledge his error and subsequent “disastrous” advice to litigate the matter threatened to drive his then-client, Alpharetta-based OpSolve LLC, into bankruptcy before it settled the dispute confidentially.

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