Legal Malpractice / Fraud Against San Diego Lawyer
Our client was a San Diego office lighting company that was represented by another lawyer for a lawsuit against the company's insurance company for failure to pay a claim against the company's insurance policy. That prior lawyer obtained a partial settlement of $225,000, which was deposited into his client-trust account. However, the lawyer then stole the money and used it for himself.
Although the lawyer had already repaid $75,000 to our client, he failed to repay the rest. The Jurewitz Law Group sued the lawyer and obtained a judgment in Superior Court for $380,000, including $250,000 in punitive damages. The lawyer then filed bankruptcy to try to avoid payment of the judgment. We hired bankruptcy co-counsel to help fight for our clients and were able to obtain a negotiated settlement in bankruptcy court for an additional $225,000 to pay for the prior attorneys' legal malpractice and fraud.
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