This case involved an attorney’s failure to protect a client’s interests in a business dispute.
We represented an inventor following a business dispute with his partner. Our client held several patents and his business partner owned manufacturing companies, which produced the products invented by our client. As partners, they sold the business and patents to a buyer who was to pay them royalties after the sale. When the deal went south, our client and his business partner hired a law firm to pursue the royalties owed to them. The litigation went on for years and the law firm eventually sold our client’s interest down the river, settling only the claims of the business partner and dismissing our client’s claims, with prejudice. Subsequently, we filed suit against our client’s former attorneys for their negligent representation of our client and failure to protect his interests. After years of litigation, a high six-figure settlement was reached.