Woman Awarded $3 Million in Adoption Lawsuit

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The panel found that an attorney's mistaken advice resulted in 32-year-old Chandrika Collins losing custody. When Collins agreed to let a Pennsylvania couple adopt her baby in 1995, she believed Sanford Krigel represented her. Actually, he was representing the adoptive parents. Collins later changed her mind. But because she thought she had more time to back out, the adoption process wasn't stopped in time. Collins went more than four years without seeing the boy while she fought for joint custody. Krigel contends he didn't work for Collins. Krigel's attorney plans an appeal.

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