Ex-Associate Says PI Firm Skimped On $5M Crash Case Fee

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A former associate at a Dallas-area personal injury law firm sued the firm for fraud in state court, claiming the firm breached his contract when it didn't pay him an agreed-upon 10% attorney fee for a $5 million car crash suit settlement.

Ted B. Lyon & Associates PC allegedly only paid Charles A. Bennett $30,000 for his work on the case instead of the correct amount of $150,000, according to a petition filed by Bennett on Monday in Dallas County District Court. Bennett claims the firm said his inadequate performance on the case was the reason for not paying him the...

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