8 Years After Firm Merger, Contract Dispute Lingers

Law360, New York (April 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former contract partner with Friedman Siegelbaum had a fiduciary duty to help the firm retrieve accounts receivable after the firm's 2000 dissolution, a New Jersey state appeals court has ruled, upholding a lower court ruling.

A three-judge panel of the appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on Tuesday said that John J. Pribish would have to pay Friedman Siegelbaum $84,850, in rejecting Pribish's claim that as a contract partner, he owed no fiduciary duty to the firm.

The panel also upheld the...
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