Reported in the Savanah Georgia Morning News, this is an interesting legal malpractice settlement situation. “Lawyers for Savannah attorney Benjamin S. Eichholz are threatening to renege on a settlement of two lawsuits alleging he overcharged a group of his clients, according to documents filed in Chatham County State Court last week.
In response, plaintiffs’ lawyers have asked a judge to enforce the settlement.
They also want the judge to transfer $1 million in settlement funds into a court account to prevent Eichholz’s lawyers from withdrawing the money as threatened.
Two class-action, legal malpractice suits were filed charging Eichholz and his law firm overstated the amount of expenses incurred in their respective personal injury cases.” Full Details.