Law firm NRC Legal has been embroiled in an ongoing legal dispute with a company over its role in the death of a man.
Key points:NRC Legal is seeking compensation for $6m of damages that it claims the company made to a victim of its wrongful death lawsuit in 2015Mr NRC’s CEO says he has “no interest” in suing the companyThe company has said it will respond to the claim “appropriately”The case has brought to the fore an issue that is not usually discussed between law firms: who gets what.
The Supreme Court is hearing a case involving a company that is seeking $6 million in compensation from NRC for the wrongful death of its former employee, John Lee Anderson.
In an article published on Monday, NRC claimed it had “no personal interest” and did not intend to pursue the matter.
“Mr Lee Anderson was murdered by his partner and the partner’s partner in a jealous rage after Mr Anderson left the company,” the article said.
“His death was the result of the negligence of the partners.”NRC has no personal interest in this matter and would not wish to pursue it.”NRC says it was negligent and that it “did not know” the victim was Mr Anderson.”
The NRCs conduct and conduct of its officers, directors and employees did not contribute to the death or serious injury of Mr Lee Anderson,” the statement said.’
No personal interest’The company claims that NRC lawyers and staff had “intimate knowledge” that Mr Anderson had suffered from depression and a lack of motivation and that Nrc “had an agenda to destroy him”.NRC’s statement added that it had contacted the victim’s family, and that the company was “currently engaged in a civil action” against the family.”
As the parties are not permitted to share the contents of the litigation process, the parties have decided that a summary of the content of the court’s order, which will be made public once the case has been heard, will be issued to the media,” it said.NRC lawyer Matthew Fergusson said he had no personal or professional interest in the matter, and he would “definitely respond appropriately”.”
The court’s decision to order the release of the information to the public is the result, and will remain, of a careful and deliberate legal process that will be carried out in the best interests of justice,” he said.
Mr Anderson was an employee of the firm, NMC Legal, when he died in the late 1990s.NMC Legal is an independent law firm that specializes in wrongful death claims and claims relating to negligence.
In a statement on Tuesday, it said it was “unable to comment on the specific allegations”.
Mr Anderson’s family said in a statement it was disappointed with the outcome of the trial, and they would “continue to seek the truth”.”
We feel it’s appropriate that the court order to the press, and the court to the family, is made public,” it added.”
In addition, we hope that the information will encourage others to seek justice and provide the appropriate information for those who may have suffered as a result of NRC negligence.
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