Marc, feeling that he has been short-changed, refuses an early settlement. Florence, meanwhile, seems to be beguiled by Marc's philosophy of life. She is a classical music lover, and Marc questions why she hadn't pursued her ambition to be a concert pianist. This leaves her questioning her current life. She has clearly developed strong feelings for Marc and one is left with the impression that her marriage and family were no longer satisfying her.
Florence is taken off Marc's case, as her company wants a fast settlement, and it stops his interim payments to pressurise him. Florence takes the unusual step of recommending a lawyer, an old college friend, and Marc begins to realise that her interest in him perhaps extends beyond the professional-client relationship.
A brief relationship follows, instigated when Florence visits Marc to give him recordings she made when interviewing him, which her lawyer said could help his case. Her action of recommending a lawyer in the first place was in fact illegal, and passing him company recordings was obviously a serious breach of trust with her employer, which eventually leads to her dismissal.
While the love affair was brief, the effect it has on both of their lives is profound.