Atty Excluded Ex-Clients From $11M Toxic Wood Deal: Suit

Law360, Houston (January 3, 2013, 4:09 PM EST) -- A mother and son have hit their former lawyer with a malpractice and breach of contract suit in Texas, claiming they were cheated out of their share of an $11 million settlement with a timber company over allegedly toxic wood chips.

Larissa Vickers and her son Caleb Hinton contend in a suit filed Dec. 29 that Houston attorney Dana G. Kirk excluded them from a settlement agreement with Powe Timber Co., from which they and several other plaintiffs allegedly had purchased chemically treated wood chips that...
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