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Fassihi v. Sommers, Schwartz, Silver, Schwartz and Tyler, P.C
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Plaintiff, radiologist Dr. Fassihi, formed a business partnership with Dr. Rudolfo Lopez to open and run a radiology practice. The doctors practiced together at a local hospital for about 18 months before Lopez came to Defendant law firm seeking advice on how to end his association with Plaintiff and oust him from the corporation. Once this was accomplished, Plaintiff sued Defendant on the theory that the firm had breached a fiduciary duty to him by representing Lopez exclusively while claiming to be acting on behalf of the corporation.
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