The jury in a legal-malpractice case against Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and a former lawyer there awarded nearly $1.8 million to a British wildlife filmmaker who lost her job with National Geographic over forged signatures on visa documents prepared by the law firm.

Because the Fulton County jury also ruled that the firm should face punitive damages, another trial on those will convene Thursday. The award includes $550,000 in attorney fees.

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