The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Earlier this week I blogged about Florida paralegal Patricia Patterson’s lengthy litigation against her former employer, attorney Laurie Goldstein, over whether she had an unethical oral contract to receive 10% of the legal fees from any cases she resolved.
According to TCPalm.com, yesterday the jury came back with a decision at least partially in favor of Patterson. They found that she did have an oral contract for 2004 – but not for 2005.
Despite the jury’s decision, Goldstein denies the existence of an agreement to share fees with a paralegal. How much is owed is an issue for another jury, but I’m assuming that Goldstein, who is adamant that she did not violate Florida Bar ethics rules, will appeal and continue to fight these allegations.
See also attorney and author Robert Mongue’s excellent post about this case at The Empowered Paralegal blog.