A California appeals court affirms an arbitration decision against Loeb & Loeb obtained by a former customer. Mark Brawerman and his food firm claimed that the retainer agreement was unenforceable.
During the time the work was done, one of the attorneys who represented them was not licensed to practice in California. Their $5.6 million professional negligence claims were also denied by a three-judge panel of the state appeals court.
According to the California Court of Appeal, there was a delay in the completion of Thomas Kelly’s admissions papers and his admission to the California Bar.
However, on the issue of general negligence, the arbitrator decided in favor of the client, awarded TMI almost $232,000.
According to a spokeswoman for Loeb & Loeb, the firm is satisfied with the state appeals court’s decision on Tuesday.