David Silver Quote :
You can't abandon a client for years and then claim to be entitled to a fee.
A Lauderhill lawyer is battling his former bosses in court over a hefty prize: a $1.2 million referral fee for a successful whistleblower case.
Normally, such disputes don’t escalate to legal action — they’re decided by employment contracts between firms and their employees. But South Florida firm Frank Weinberg & Black made no written agreement with Steven Katz about who would be entitled to referral fees after he left the firm in 2013.
A few years later, a case Katz had passed along to a Miami health care firm when he was an associate at Frank Weinberg & Black ended in a $145 million settlement.