Mr. Peretz took more then half of my out-of-court settlement. $193,000 out of $375,000. I was advised by a federal bankruptcy trustee that this was way out-of-line and would not be permitted in most states and in particular New Jersey. I was wrongfully terminated in 2008 and after 5 years ended up with roughly $60,000. How is this ok in California? After all I was the victim and Mr. Peretz's firm did very little to justify this type of payment in a relatively easy out-of-court settlement. A few motions and a couple of hours in mediation.