December 20, 2007
A law firm was sued when it performed a title search and handled a real estate closing without picking up on an unreleased lien. Several years later, the bank foreclosed on the home. The homeowners, sued as part of the foreclosure action, turned around and sued the law firm, among others. Everyone settled except the law firm. The case was tried for three days before a judge. James Grohmann defended the law firm on the grounds that it had complied with the standard of care applicable to real estate attorneys. The court found in favor of the law firm and dismissed the homeowners’ claims.