Report: #1508704

Complaint Review: Law Office of Steven M. Chait - Waterford MI

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  • Reported By: Christopher — Waterford United States
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  • Law Office of Steven M. Chait 6515 Highland Road Waterford, MI United States
  • Phone: 248-666-1100
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Law Office of Steven M. Chait Steven Chait Missed the Deposition of Defendant, Release of Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Malpractice Waterford MI

*Author of original report: Malpractice, Professional and Ethical Irregularities

*Author of original report: N17ND Chapter 5 Requirement Unable to Provide Extension

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During discovery, Mr. Steven Chait (Reg # 33747) was asked to schedule the deposition for the defendant multiple times. The lawsuit was filed as a result of our former aircraft management company, Paradigm Jet Management, was not performing the scheduled maintenance to the aircraft N17ND unbeknownst to me, however still collecting the $1,200 per flight hour reserve monies paid each month to perform the scheduled maintenance tasks on time specified by the manufacture manual and per FAA regulations.

Paradigm Jet Management was deferring the inspections without notification while banking the monthly reserve payments. Paradigm Jet Management was contractually responsible to perform all scheduled maintenance in accordance with manufacture guidelines with the use of computer-aided notification system. Note the system alerts when inspections are coming due and also past due. What Paradigm Jet Management missed was scheduled maintenance to the engine fan blades. (See attached exhibit from Rolls Royce). 

The Paradigm Jet Management deposition was essential to our case and Mr. Chait missed the deadline for the deposition. Paradigm Jet Management (PJM) counsel was approximately 11 miles from Mr. Chait's office. What was the point of the case without the deposition of the management company contractually responsible for the timely maintenance of N17ND serial number 518. 

It also became apparent Mr. Chait was not looking at the case filings. During the case, the defendant's attorney Mr. Kevin Even uploaded a range of unredacted documents to PACER. For readers that are unfamiliar with the system. (The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service provides electronic public access to federal court records. PACER provides the public with instantaneous access to more than 1 billion documents filed at all federal courts). However, once the records are placed on PACER, the information becomes indexed within the web in addition to third party legal compiler websites extracting the metadata and same files for their filing platforms. Mr. Chait failed to look at these sensitive filings. What is also extraordinary, Mr. Chait was notified about the PII document dump after I discovered the volume of un redacted documents on search engines and competing legal filing web sites, unfortunately several months had passed and therefore the document dump was not curable.

The range of unredacted documents by the defendants attorney involving PII information that Mr. Kevin Even (Reg # 38599) uploaded was personal identifying information including but not limited to bank account numbers, social security numbers, date of births and addresses. Most importantly, the unredacted documents also contained a three-year-old PII information, date of birth, address, social security number and age. Subsequently, my family was forced to place security freezes on credit reports and alerts with other relevant agencies. 

In a letter dated April 5, 2019, received from the Attorney Grievance Commission concerning Mr. Steven Chait's lack of legal professionalism covered the following; however, the list is not conclusive. 

1. Personal Identifying Information (non-redaction).

2. Missed filing deadlines causing the case to go into default.

3. Missed deadline for the deposition for the defendant.

Quote from the Deputy Administrator dated April 5, 2019, of The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.

"Your allegations against Mr. Chait are more like legal malpractice; you may have a basis for seeking money damages in a civil action for malpractice."

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#2 Author of original report

Malpractice, Professional and Ethical Irregularities

AUTHOR: Christopher - (United States)

POSTED: Sunday, June 06, 2021

Failure to obtain the deposition.

Conflict of interest and failure to advance client’s claim by placing the professional interests of
one of the opposing counsel over the client's interests. 

Failure to protect client’s financial and identifying information as required by R. 5.2, Fed. R. Civ.

Failure to adequately prepare for trial and failure to utilize necessary expert consultants.

Failure to review discovery materials critical to the litigation resulting in a failure to develop facts
relevant to the case.

Failure to respond to pleadings in time, ultimately letting the case go into default.

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#1 Author of original report

N17ND Chapter 5 Requirement Unable to Provide Extension

AUTHOR: Christopher - (United States)

POSTED: Saturday, June 05, 2021

Email from Rolls Royce indicating a rejection of requested extension. Paradigm Jet Management knew the scheduled fan blade inspection well in advance but failed to comply. However, Paradigm Jet Management was banking $1,2000 per flight hour to perform all required scheduled maintenance on time per the management contract, manufacture guidelines in addition to FAA regulatory standards.  Mr. Chait failed to use this important finding, thus this information could not be addressed in the deposition, in which Mr. Chait missed the deadline.  

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