$305,670 Settlement

A South American businessman and his wife were sued by two former nannies for unpaid overtime and other claims in federal court. The couple hired one of the largest law firms in the country to defend them. That firm failed to properly evaluate the nannies’ claims and advise the couple to settle the case. The firm also assigned three lawyers to the case who had never handled a single case with claims like the nannies were making. The firm failed to raise key defenses to the nannies’ claims, billed the couple more than $100,000 in legal fees, and lost the case. The nannies went to the press and the couple had to move from the area. The total value of the settlement was $305,670. The firm paid the couple $135,000 and waived its unpaid bill of $170,670. The firm still refused to admit any wrongdoing but the settlement gave the couple a sense of closure. The firm tried to add a confidentiality agreement to settlement but we were able to prevent that. Therefore, the couple will be able to tell anyone who brings up the news reports of the nannies’ claims that their lawyers paid them on their malpractice claim.

A South American businessman and his wife were sued by two former nannies for unpaid overtime and other claims in federal court. The couple hired one of the largest law firms in …

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