HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas law firm alleges that a former "disgruntled" employee interfered in a contract it had with a client.
JMW Law Group PLLC filed a complaint on March 12, 2018, in the Harris County District Court against Brandon Alexis Marquez alleging tortious interference with an existing contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, the defendant is a "past disgruntled employee" of the plaintiff and allegedly used stolen client information from it to interfere in a contract between it and client John Doe. The suit states Doe had signed a contract with the plaintiff to represent him in a suit over a motor vehicle accident.
The plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 27, 2018, Doe was contacted by the defendant without the plaintiff's permission and "forced" Doe to terminate his contractual representation. The plaintiff alleges the defendant misrepresented that he was a licensed attorney and eligible to practice law in Texas.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, costs of court and other relief, general or special, at law or in equity, to which the plaintiff may be justly entitled. It is represented by Randell S. Boochoon and Joe M. Williams of JMW Law Group PLLC in Houston, Texas.
The case was removed by the defendant to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Jan. 10.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-cv-00099