A law firm’s spam filter got it widespread negative attention after a state appellate court decisionrevealed it knowingly kept a faulty email configuration to save $700 to $1,200 a year.

Odom & Barlow’s email was the subject of a five-page appellate decision that didn’t end well for the firm—or its client, now on the hook to pay nearly $394,000 in attorney fees to the opposing side.