Calif. Court upholds Attorney's Suit against Former Client for Tortious Interference with Contract

Attorney (A) represented client (C) in a breach of contract suit against. A was paid discounted hourly fees and provided a lien for the fee difference. Court awarded judgment to C and $152K in attorney's fees. Behind A's back and without paying the legal fees, C entered settlement and filed acknowledgement of accepting 'payment or performance other than that specified in the judgment in full satisfaction of the judgment.” A sued C for tortious interference with contract, and court of appeal upheld this.
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Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
(310) 286-2000

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