Still waiting for my money

Asked 9 months ago - New York, NY

I agreed a settlement for a lease buyout 8 months ago, and then my lawyer sent me another bill after that and I queried these very high ambiguous charges. He said this is charge for work that they do, no further details. I queried it again but he is not answering me or my questions about the unexplained charges and he still has my settlement money after all this time. I have no signed the release form because of this crazy final bill we cannot agree on.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . If you have not signed the release then you have not triggered your adversary's obligation to pay the settlement.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 17 years. I was... more
  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . You can query and query until you are blue in the face, but the release would need to be signed if you want a settlement.

  3. Lee Alan Thompson

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    Answered . Until the release is signed, there will be no settlement money coming. Ask for an itemized statement from the attorney and I'm assuming you signed an attorney-client contract. Compare it to the statement.

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