Wow! The Sun Herald has the scoop that three coast residents, Scott Walker (yes, that Scott Walker), Kirk Ladner and Steve Seymour, are suing Texas attorneys Jimmy Williamson and Michael Pohl and their firms in federal court claiming that they are owed fees for their work in signing up BP oil spill claimants. They allege the existence of two contracts both of which guaranteed them $1,500 an hour for working 10 hours a day, seven days a week.
Under the second contract, signed in July 2012, Walker, Seymour and Ladner were to evenly split fees. As a result of their efforts, the lawsuit says, “many seafood restaurants and seafood dealers and other oil spill claimants in Maryland, North Carolina, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama signed contracts to be represented by the partnership/joint venture of Michael Pohl/Jimmy Williamson/Jimmy Williamson P.C. related to their BP oil spill claims.”
Walker, Seymour, and Ladner say they received their last payment under the second contract in June, with $7,875,000 in expenses still due.