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Attorneys – Labor & Employment – Fee-Splitting Contract – Quantum Meruit – Tort/Negligence – Fiduciary Duty – RPC Violation – Client’s Costs & Expenses (access required)

Crumley & Associates, P.C. v. Charles Peed & Associates, P.A. The plaintiff-law firm’s employment agreement with its associate required the associate – if he left the firm and took a client with him – to pay plaintiff 70 percent of the fees he received from his continued representation of the client. Even though this fee-splitting agreement violated the Rules of Professional Conduct, plaintiff was nevertheless entitled to recover in quantum meruit for the work performed by the associate while he was employed by plaintiff.

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