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Arizona law firm alleges whistleblower client failed to pay money owed per agreement

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By Charmaine Little | Nov 4, 2019

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PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – An Arizona law firm’s issue with a client’s alleged failure to pay after reaching a settlement agreement was taken to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Sept. 23.

Meyers Law PLLC sued Tali Arik over allegations of breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

The suit states in January 2014, Arik entered into a retention agreement with a law firm affiliated with the plaintiff for representation in a qui tam lawsuit, and in an agreement entered into in November 2014, Arik engaged the plaintiff.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant's action was settled and Arik received a portion of the recovery. The plaintiff alleges it filed an action for attorneys' fees and costs and while that was pending, the Arik and the qui tam defendant entered into a separate settlement.

Myers Law alleges it is owed 40 percent of the attorneys’ fees and settlement costs, which is more than $75,000.

“Defendant Arik has breached the retention agreement by refusing to pay the plaintiff the monies owed to do it by virtue of the attorneys’ fees and costs settlement,” Myers Law alleges.

Myers Law is represented by Brian Holohan of Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson PC in Phoenix.

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona case number 2:19-cv-0521

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