Facts Our client, a company that operates, maintains, and manages water and wastewater systems, performed work on a wastewater system for an apartment complex. The complex reneged on its agreement to pay $28,997.04. Result Settlement Amount Client Received Our client recovered $25,297.59. Our client incurred attorney’s fees of $5,681.25.
Facts Our client had hired a debt collection agency, but the debt collector refused to pay client the money collected on behalf of our client. Our client filed suit for $15,662.00. Shortly after filing suit, the debt collector contacted our office and told us that he would drown us in legal work and drown our client in legal costs. We told him to bring it on, because we would seek to hold him responsible for all of our client’s fees. The very next day, the debt collector had a check delivered to us for the full amount for which our client had sued, plus attorney’s fees and costs. Upon conclusion of the case, our client gave us the following endorsement: “April 2008, we turned a couple of accounts to Chasemax to collect for us. In May, one of our customers paid them $14,000. Chasemax didn't inform us they had received this money. The only reason we became aware of it was because our customer called and told us. For several months, we called Chasemax, that was by that time, taken over by Rothman & Wise (but had the same owners & employees that were at Chasemax). If they did accept our phone calls, they were very rude to us. If we left a message, they never returned our calls. So finally we retained a lawyer in Houston and he was able to collect 100% of what Chasemax had received from our customer and all of our legal costs.” Result Settled for full amount. Amount Client Received Client received client’s full $15,662.00 sought, plus a reimbursement of all of client’s legal fees and costs.
Facts Our client was a consultant for company that managed franchised gas stations, who refused to pay for client’s services. Our client was owed $11,297.70, and suit was filed for such amount. The opposing party failed to appear in the lawsuit, and a default judgment was entered in the full amount sought. The judgment was collected in full when a writ of execution was served. Upon conclusion of the case, the client endorsed our firm as follows: “I hired Roger to collect money that was owed to my company. He relentlessly pursued my case to a judgment, and he collected every penny owed to me, with interest, and with all of the attorney’s fees I paid him. He told me that he could make no guarantees, but he came through! I was pleasantly surprised, and I would use his firm again!!” Result Default judgment for full amount sought, plus attorney’s fees and court costs. Amount Client Received Client received the full $11,297.70 that was owed to client, together with a reimbursement of all attorney’s fees and costs that client had paid.
Facts Our client loaned $50,000 to his friend, who invested in real estate, because she had fallen on hard times. When the friend failed to repay the outstanding loan balance of $37,500, following a demand letter and numerous promises to repay him, we filed a lawsuit. Result The defendant chose not to contest the lawsuit, resulting in a judgment for our client. Amount Client Received Our client was awarded a judgment for $66,380.95 plus interest and court costs, and $2,136.75 in attorney’s fees. After the judgment was entered, the defendant agreed to make automatic monthly payments directly from her bank account. So far, our client has recovered $1,500 in addition to $1,250 in attorney’s fees.
Facts Our client hotel had a mechanic’s lien asserted against it by a vendor. Our client maintained that the items listed in the mechanic’s lien were never delivered. We filed suit seeking a removal of the mechanic’s lien. Our motion for summary judgment was granted, and the court ordered that the lien be removed. This removed the cloud on the title that the lien had created. Result Summary judgment in favor of our client for removal of the mechanic’s lien. Amount Client Received Removal of the lien.
Facts Our clients were sued for a $194,411.24 bank note and personal guaranty. Our clients counterclaimed on the basis that the bank had seized our clients’ business assets to satisfy the loan before clients had breached the loan agreement, and caused our clients’ business to end prematurely. Result Both sides agreed to take nothing on their claims, and the bank received no money from client as a result of the lawsuit. Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client was sued for $101,284.32 bank note and personal guaranty. Client had money withdrawn on a line of credit without client’s permission or consent. When this information was brought out, the bank dismissed the lawsuit. Result Case dismissed by bank Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client and our client’s fellow business owner were sued by their bank for a $60,000 personal guaranty. We did not represent the other defendant. After approximately six months of litigation, the bank agreed to settle with our client for $3,000. The bank did not provide a reason why it accepted the reduction; however, the bank maintained the right to pursue its remedies against the other business owner. Result Settled for client’s payment of $3,000 Amount Client Received n/a
Facts Our client had a judgment against him for a debt that he owed in the amount of $33,224.95 plus interest, and he received a notice of garnishment from his bank that his accounts and assets had been frozen. Our research revealed that he was never served with the lawsuit, and the process server who claims to have served him has since had her licensed revoked for giving false testimony that she had served other defendants. Result The judgment was set aside, the garnishment was lifted, and our client agreed to a confidential settlement. Amount Client Received Confidential
Facts Our client was a sales representative for real estate investments overseas. Our client and the plaintiff became partners in several of these investments. The plaintiff later alleged that our client had not paid him his return on certain investments. Our client filed a counterclaim because the plaintiff had also not paid our client commissions earned on another group of these investments. Result Confidential settlement Amount Client Received Confidential settlement