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A Michigan law firm is suing Tennessee law firm

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2018

Contract 09

DETROIT — A Michigan law firm is suing Wolff Ardis PC and Patrick M. Ardis, a Tennessee law firm, citing alleged breach of agreement.

Hilborn & Hilborn PC filed a complaint on Oct. 12, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division, against the defendants alleging that they breached the duty of good faith and fair dealings.

The plaintiff alleges that Hilborn & Hilborn PC has suffered monetary damages as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendants in refusing to pay plaintiff its share of the earned attorney's fee in the amount of $445,000 for representing a client, Mr. Filip Miler, as co-counsel for injuries he incurred in a truck-trailer incident on May 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The plaintiff holds Wolff Ardis PC and Patrick M. Ardis responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay plaintiff its share of the earned attorney's fee, and continued to keep the funds that belong to plaintiff.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages of $445,000, trebled pursuant to statute, interest, costs, and attorney's fees, and such other relief as the court deems just. 

They are represented by Mark R. Bendure and Marc E. Thomas of Bendure & Thomas in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division Case number 18-cv-13183

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