NEW ORLEANS — An appointed trustee has filed a class-action lawsuit against the attorney and his firm who represented the trust for alleged legal malpractice.
Kimberly R. Lentz, as a trustee of the bankruptcy estate of Danielle R. Lipski, filed a complaint May 27 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Richard R. Schulze and Richard R. Schulze APLC, alleging that they breached their professional fiduciary duties.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that decedent Danielle Lipski suffered damages in the amount of the judgment rendered against her in the succession proceeding in the principal sum of $1,143,066.13. The plaintiff holds Richard R. Schulze and Richard R. Schulze APLC responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently attacked the validity of the trust on behalf of the decedent, failed to advise the decedent that attacking the validity of the trust would constitute a breach of the fiduciary duties of loyalty and trust, and negligently advised and instructed the decedent to execute the act of mortgage and multiple indebtedness mortgage.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor and against the defendants, awarding the amount of the judgment rendered against the decedent in the succession proceeding in the principal sum of $1,143,066.13 plus costs and legal interest, and such other and further relief as the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by Jack E. Morris of Jack E. Morris, Attorney at Law LLC in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:16-cv-07299