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Hays v. Page Perry, LLC
Citation:26 F. Supp. 3d 1311 (N.D. Ga. 2014)
Hays (Plaintiff), the Receiver for Lighthouse Financial Partners, LLC, filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against Page Perry, LLC (Defendant), a law firm that had represented Lighthouse. Lighthouse’s former manager had misappropriated funds from Lighthouse’s clients, stating that the funds were being transferred to qualified broker-dealers when he in fact placed the funds in a pass through account that he appropriated for his personal use Hays argues that Page Perry was aware that Lighthouse was not complying with applicable regulations and was legally obligated to violate its duty of confidentiality to Lighthouse and inform regulatory authorities of the non-compliance.
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