Hess v. Loyd

Attorney Lawrence Hess sued a client of his former law firm alleging breach of contract, among other claims. The circuit and appellate courts denied his claims and imposed sanctions for bringing the claims for an improper purpose.

Hess’s employment agreement and breach of contract suit

Hess had an employment contract with his former law firm, Kanoski & Associates, where he had been an associate. The contract stated, “Employee acknowledges that while licensed employees must perform all legal services, the clients contracting for said services are clients of the Corporation and not of any individual employee.”

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