This was in 2010 and since that time have sent e mails, us mail and left numerous messages. He always says I will look into it and get back to you but never does. At this point any legal remedies??? He looks to be giving the law profession a "Black Eye."
Why is the legal profession getting a black eye? More than year after the fact and no settlement monies? Simply tell the attorney you need an answer immediately. Give a week. If no answer, file a complaint with your state's governing body.
I presume from your question that you signed a release in 2010 and haven't yet received the money. I practice in Ohio and if what you say is true you should immediately file a complaint with the Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel. Alternatively or in addition, you can sue the lawyer for malpractice. You can also talk to another lawyer in Ohio to perhaps make a call to your lawyer, for a "lawyer to lawyer" talk to help get to the bottom of the situation. If you do this, you need to be sure to have a copy of the signed release to show whoever you get to help. Good luck.
I am assuming that you are entitled to recieve something in exchange for executing the full and final release. You should first contact the Court to see if the case has been dismissed. Then find out when the case was dismissed. This will tell you when and possibly if your attorney forwarded the opposing counsel the executed full and final release. If the case has been dismissed, it should only take 30 to 90 days for opposing counsel to request and receive the settlement funds. If the case has been dismissed and opposing counsel has requested and received settlement funds, then he would forward the funds onto your attorney.
If the case has not been dismissed, you should review the docket to find out the status of the case. If the case remains open, you should move the court to enforce settlement agreement,
Regardless, you should not rely upon your attorneyto answer you questions if large periods of time pass without a response. One or two non-responsive calls may be the result of a busy or perhaps unorganized counsel. If more than two calls go without a response you should look for a source beyond your attorney for answers.
Every legal situation is unique and foreclosure defense involves a major asset, You should consult an attorney anytime you are involved in a lawsuit. The answer provided is merely general information and not intended to create an attorney-client relationship
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