Attorney Liability - In re OCA, Inc.
Mr. Wright and Ms. Meade were successful in obtaining a summary judgment in favor of their client, a Florida law firm, who was sued by its former client in an adversary proceeding in Federal Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans. The plaintiff had hired the law firm to represent her interests in connection with a Business Services Agreement with two companies after those companies had filed for bankruptcy protection in the Eastern District of Louisiana in March 2006. In May 2007, the firm's client, on behalf of the plaintiff, filed an adversary proceeding against one of the companies alleging, inter alia, breach of contract. In January 2008, the plaintiff filed a Third Party Demand against its former counsel asserting that its advice caused her to incur substantial damages with regard to her violation of certain Bankruptcy Court orders. Mr. Wright and Ms. Meade filed a Motion for Summary Judgment contending that at all times the firm properly advised the plaintiff of her duties and obligations under the Bankruptcy Court Order. The Judge agreed, granting summary judgment in favor of the firm, and dismissing the Third Party Complaint.
In re OCA, Inc.