The Plaintiff hired an attorney to assist in the purchase of a vacant parcel of land, which abutted property where he operated his business, and which belonged to the estate of his former business partner. Bids were being submitted to the Probate Court, which had to issue a license for the sale to proceed. Several offers were submitted, and the Court finally issued a deadline for bidders to submit their highest and last offer. The attorney missed the deadline and the property was sold to another bidder, who subsequently sold the property to the Plaintiff, but at a significantly higher price. Keith L. Miller commenced an action in Essex Superior Court against the attorney. The case settled just prior to trial for a substantial six figure amount.