Q: Looking for an attorney to counter-litigate 8:17-cv-1522-T-33MAP Middle District of Florida
Former employer gave me corporate iphone. Upon separation I was told to keep the iphone (documented via emails).
Iphone settings were never changed, and Microsoft Exchange was attempting to synchronize contacts with corporate Exchange server (standard functionality). User account was disabled upon separation, so no user authentication or data exchange ever took place. Former employer saw login attempts (from the automated sync service) and filed a Federal court complaint, accusing me of hacking (!) and electronic fraud.
I had retained competent Federal attorney and employer dropped the case. I had spent $40K in legal fees defending myself. I also have the device in my possession.
I'm looking for an attorney to counter litigate ON CONTINGENCY BASIS ONLY. The defendant is a public company based in Sarasota FL. They had perjured themselves by filing knowingly false claims
A: If you retained a competent lawyer to defend you in the federal district court over two years ago I am surprised they did not file a counterclaim way back when you answered the complaint--because the plaintiff company might have seen the wisdom of paying your fees when they wanted to settle. In any event, if your lawyer does not want to take on a new case against your former employer--on contingency basis only--what make you think any other lawyers will?
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