Cy-Fair business sues over legal bills
A Cy-Fair company, specializing in shale fracturing services for oil and gas operators, is suing its attorney after, it says, he failed to reimburse an accidental overpayment.
BJ Services Co., with offices in Tomball and Cy-Fair, filed a lawsuit on Jan. 7 in the Harris County District Court against Richard Weisberg, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.
The plaintiff says that in February 2010, it hired attorney Weisberg for legal services regarding trade regulation matters. According to the brief, Weisberg invoiced the plaintiff $136,216.57 for legal services rendered. BJ Services inadvertently paid the invoice twice.
BJ Services states that, to date, Weisberg refuses to reimburse it for the overpayment.
BJ Services is seeking fee forfeiture, actual damages, exemplary damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Richard LaGarde.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2010-01314.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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