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Preston Law Firm, L.L.C. v. Mariner Health Care Mgmt. Co., No. 09-31016

By FindLaw Staff on October 07, 2010 10:52 AM

Action for Nonpayment of Legal Fees

In Preston Law Firm, L.L.C. v. Mariner Health Care Mgmt. Co., No. 09-31016, an action by a law firm against a client for nonpayment of legal fees, the court vacated judgment for plaintiff where a valid compromise was formed through email communications, and the terms of the compromise clearly and explicitly provided for a permanent discount.

As the court wrote:  "This appeal arises from a dispute between Mariner Health Care (Mariner) and the Preston Law Firm (the Law Firm) over legal fees.   Because a valid compromise was formed through email communications, and because the terms of the compromise clearly and explicitly provided for a permanent discount, we vacate and remand for entry of judgment in favor of Mariner."

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