21 February 2017 at 08:44 BST

Former law firm partner sued for $9 million

Toronto's Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP has sued a former partner for $9 million following a dispute over a contingency fee client.

YURALAITS ALBERT

Last August Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP made the request for damages against its former non-equity partner Trung Nguyen in a statement of claim with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 

Allegations

The allegations revolve around alleged breach of contract and fiduciary duty to the firm when he ’improperly solicited’ clients to go with him when he resigned in 2015.

It is understood the aforesaid clients include Indcondo Building Corporation, a property development company with a $20 million claim against its one-time business partner.

Counterclaim

However, in a statement of defence and counterclaim also filed with the court, Mr Nguyen denies the claims and is demanding $1.1 million from his former employers, alleging the firm still owes him for work he did on the Indcondo file, as well as a 25-per-cent cut of any fees the firm collects on the matter.

Litigation ongoing

None of the allegations in either document have been proven in court and litigation is ongoing.

Source: Law Time News

 
   
 
 
 

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