ORLANDO – An Orlando man alleges a New York attorney did not settle legal matters as outlined in a contract.
Kaleaf Ferguson filed a complaint on Sept. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Shawn R. Kassman alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 1, 2009, he paid $850 to retain the services of the defendant to settle his three warrants for driving with a suspended license. The suit states that on March 27, 2014, plaintiff received the results from a background check for a job, subsequently, he found out that there were still issues on his record from New York. He alleges he contacted the Suffolk County district court in New York and was told that there was no attorney dealing with said cases.
The plaintiff holds Kassman responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adequately explain the cause of his lack of action for plaintiff's cases. The plaintiff also alleges that when he contacted the defendant about the matter, the defendant told him more money was required.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor for monetary damage of $351,944.28, as consequential and punitive damages. He is represented by himself.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 6:16-cv-01640