- Report: #158640
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A.
FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A.10 West Adams Street Jacksonville, Florida U.S.A.
FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A. - The Law Offices Of Eddie Farah ripoff regularly overcharging and misappropriating clients' funds Jacksonville Florida
*Author of original report: FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A. (a/k/a "The Law Offices of Eddie Farah"). Jacksonville, FL -- Regularly overcharging and misappropriating clients funds
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The law firm's overcharges were frequently $300 or more per case and greatly exceeded the actual costs tracked and recorded by its accounting department. The firm misrepresented the overcharges to clients as having actually been incurred and required them to sign written settlement statements certifying that they agreed with the inflated costs before any portion of their settlement proceeds would be paid to them. FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A.'s contingency fee contracts, accounting records and settlement statements clearly document its overcharging practices.
Mr. Hill resigned from FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A. in 10/04 because his discovery of its illicit overcharging practices presented him with irreconcilable conflicts of interest as an attorney representing its clients. An appeal is currently pending before Florida's First District Court of Appeal ("DCA") relating to Mr. Hill's entitlement to unemployment compensation benefits given the basis for his resignation. Appellate Briefs have been filed by all concerned parties and Mr. Hill has requested oral argument.
Hundreds of unsuspecting clients were overcharged by FARAH, FARAH & ABBOTT, P.A. in the above manner and the combined overcharges are estimated to be several hundred thousand dollars. If you believe you may be among those who were overcharged, you are urged to immediately contact The Florida Bar at 850-561-5600.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/28/2005 07:32 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/FARAH-FARAH-ABBOTT-PA/Jacksonville-Florida-32202/FARAH-FARAH-ABBOTT-PA-The-Law-Offices-Of-Eddie-Farah-ripoff-regularly-overcharging-158640. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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