Financial service attorney sues client for allegedly not paying $179K for representation

By Louisiana Record reports | Mar 20, 2014

GRETNA – An Illinois-based financial services law firm is suing a Metairie man it claims did not pay him for services his business provided in representing him in a business complaint.

Peter J. Berman Ltd. filed suit against Bruce A. Gwyn in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 26.

Peter J. Berman Ltd. alleges it was contracted by Gwyn to represent him in a complaint that was filed against him by the Business Conduct Committee of the National Futures Association. The plaintiff clams he provided a letter to the defendant explaining the fee and cost structure of their agreement and that the defendant never complained about the services that were provided to him. Despite providing legal representation to Gwyn that eventually resulted in a settlement that resolved the business complaint, Peter J. Berman Ltd. claims it was never paid the contracted fees owed.

The defendant is accused of failing to fulfill all his obligations, breaching the representation agreement and violating state law.

Damages in the amount of $179,828.79 is sought by the plaintiff.

Peter J. Berman Ltd. is represented by Thomas A. Roberts of New Olreans-based Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division E Judge John J. Molaison Jr.

Case no. 735-908.

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