$4.8 million legal malpractice settlement. Fortunato vs. Kranitz Comparet & Sarrow. This was a legal malpractice action filed against a law firm relating to its issuance of erroneous legal opinion letters to a surety bond company. As a result of the erroneous opinion letters, our client issued surety bonds for real estate limited partnerships. The claims ultimately settled for $4.8 million in cash payments and withdrawn claims against our client’s liquidating estate.