Should I Take the Case?

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Hmmm, I just received this in my e-mail.  Should I take the case, it sounds very lucrative!
Dear Counsel

My
name is Isabella Minoru. I am contacting your firm in regards to a divorce
settlement with my ex husband Franklin Minoru who resides in your
jurisdiction.

I am currently on assignment in South Korea. We had
an out of court agreement for him to pay $623,000,00 plus legal fees. He has
only paid me $122,000.00 since.

I am hereby seeking your firm`s
assistance in collecting the balance from him or litigate this matter if he
fails to pay as promised because He has delayed for too long. If you are in the
position to represent me at the moment kindly advice immediately.

Your’s
Truly,
Isabella Minoru.

14 Responses to Should I Take the Case?

  • CatholicLawyer says:

    I wanted to sarcastically say “You cannot have her, she is my client already” but then I thought of the ethical rules, forming attorney-client relationships, etc and decided not to say anything.*

    * Except what I have stated herein.

    ** Is there a way I can make small print so I can attach a disclaimer that is unreadable?

  • James Hoder says:

    Dear Isabella,
    Our law firm would be happy to represent your claim. However we are currently representing your ex-husband Franklin in matters unrelated to this dispute. Therefore we are unable to represent you at this time. We do recommend that you contact the law firm of Jeffrey Anderson. He would be happy to discuss this matter with you.

    yours truly,

  • The e-mail did remind me of the first “nut” case I was ever asked to take. A gentleman appeared at the office and wanted to see an attorney. I was in my second year of practice and had some free time so I told my secretary to send him back. He was a well-spoken individual and mentioned that he had worked in various Latin American countries as an engineer. He then said that he had a claim against five Latin American nations worth hundreds of millions of dollars. I asked him if he had a written agreement with the governments of any of the nations. He ignored my question and said that he wanted an attorney to represent him on a 10 percent contingent fee. Realizing at last that my prospective client and I did not occupy the same frame of reality, I told him that I would need an initial retainer of $100,000.00 for such an important case. Sadly he lacked the funds and asked if I could refer him to an attorney who might take his case. Biting my tongue and not naming an attorney who was in my bad book, I said that alas no attorney came to mind.

    Then there was the one armed client, who after he retained me shoveled snow from my office walk way unasked. I later learned that he believed the mother of his seven adult children had been unfaithful to him, seven times, and that she had penned the biography of Joan of Arc written by Mark Twain. When I told him that was impossible, he remarked that I didn’t know how cunning his wife was. I withdrew from that case on a Good Friday.

    Ah, of such memories are a legal career made!

  • T. Shaw says:

    Tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of people got similar offers from scam artists. They wanted your bank account info and they took from therein.

    It seemed they were mostly Africans.

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