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Houston Alum John O’Quinn Making News Again…

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Houston Law alum John O’Quinn is Above the Law’s Lawyer of the Day today. OK, so maybe it’s not for the reasons we might hope, but any publicity is good publicity right? Well….

According to the Houston Chronicle:

Houston plaintiff lawyer John O’Quinn has been ordered to refund at least $35.7 million to more than 3,000 former breast implant litigation clients, according to an arbitration panel decision released today.

Apparently O’Quinn’s contracts with the plaintiffs didn’t make it sufficiently general expenses would be deducted from their eventual award. Hmmm…. How many plaintiffs do you see turn around and sue the lawyer that won a big victory for them in the courtroom? Makes one wonder what else is going on here.

More from: Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman.

One of my upcoming assignments is to draft an attorney-client retainer agreement. Note to self – might want to go back over that agreement when it comes time to do the billing.

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  1. [...] Looks like I omitted the most interesting tidbit in my previous post, on O’Quinn being ordered to repay to his former clients part of the fees he received for a lucrative tort settlement. Some of the former clients were represented by none other than Joe “whacha gonna do about it fat boy?” Jamail. [...]

  2. Lee says:

    Just proof of the golden rule, do unto others as you’d like them to do unto you. Virgie Arthur and Larry Birkhead so greedy that they were fighting each other over a child so that they might gain the right to pursue money to which they are not entitled. And representing each of them respectively were O’Quinn and Deborah Opri, of which one has been found to have been unethically billing his former clients and the other is defending herself against similar allegations right now. I suppose greed only begets more greed.

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