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Law firm Foley Hoag sues New York lawyer over bankruptcy fees

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Oct 30 (Reuters) – A New York lawyer is facing claims that he owes more than $871,000 in unpaid attorney fees to a law firm that represented him for four years after his own firm went bankrupt.

U.S. law firm Foley Hoag sued Jeffrey Liddle on Monday in New York County Supreme Court, alleging that he has not made a payment on his balance since December 2022.

Liddle, who now practices at The Liddle Law Firm, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did a spokesperson for Foley Hoag.

Liddle’s practice is focused on employment and securities law, and typically represents clients who are involved in finance. His past clients have also U.S. law firms Seward & Kissel and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

In March 2019, Liddle filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Manhattan, stating he owed more than $10 million to his creditors, which included several law firms, including Kasowitz Benson Torres and Blank

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