Pro Bono

An attorney at a recruiting company agreed to take a case pro bono for an environmental advocate nonprofit group. The group often speaks out against polluters, developers and other private entities. A third party brought suit against the nonprofit for publishing defamatory statements. After numerous negotiations the attorney recommended a settlement amount. After the case resolved, the nonprofit was dissatisfied with the result of the case and sued the attorney for misrepresentation. The claim cost more than $270,000 to resolve.