A Houston-area man has sued his divorce lawyers for $50 million alleging they were negligent in handling the divorce and charged him an excessive amount of.
Marek Menger filed the fit on Wednesday towards Thomas Conner of Conner & Lindamood; Michael Bynane of Bynane Law Firm; Carlos Ryerson of Ryerson & Associates; and Thomas Sankey, coping with an associate of Duane Morris’ Houston and Austin places of work. Conner & Lindamood and Duane Morris are also defendants within the case.
A spokesman for Duane Morris said he was unaware of the lawsuit, which was filed in state district court in Harris County, and did no longer straight away offer a response to the allegations. None of the other defendants responded to requests for remark.
Menger is the former owner of Petro-Valve in Houston and now owns Menger Valve in Houston, according to his LinkedIn account.
He alleges in his petition that the defendants every represented him in his divorce from Sherry Menger, which she filed in 2016 in family court docket in Harris County.
In the petition in Menger v. Conner, Menger alleges that the defendants were negligent by using failing to perform at least one of these obligations: to shield his network and/or separate belongings belongings, to decide their fee and to no longer permit them to be “wasted and/or secreted away,” to properly recommend him on the right department of his marital estate and its settlement price, to correctly preserve professionals, to properly reply to discovery requests and to seek discovery responses.
Menger additionally alleges each defendant breached responsibilities to him along with the capable and diligent illustration, right prison recommendation and affordable care to shield his pursuits.
He claims the attorneys breached their duty to enter into proper billing preparations with him, to communicate with him on billing charges and to fee him “non-excessive fees.”
“Each of the defendants’ negligence proximately precipitated Mr. Menger to suffer monetary damages involving his asset commonly called Petro-Valve, and such as suffering mental suffering, and by way of causing him to incur and pay immoderate and useless legal professional’s charges and charges,” Menger alleges in the petition.
The plaintiff additionally claims the defendants have been grossly negligent because their “negligence became dedicated with the aid of appearing with malice” closer to him.
He seeks up to $50 million in actual damages, court docket expenses, hobby, lawyer expenses, mental soreness damages, and punitive damages.
Plaintiffs lawyer Michael West, of West & West in Pasadena, did now not go back a smartphone message in search of remark.