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Civil Litigation

May 15, 2024

Lawsuit accuses former Tyson & Mendes lawyer of mishandling toy store case

The attorney's failure to notify the plaintiff of a settlement offer by his client, Tom's Toys, led to costly and unnecessary litigation, according to the complaint.

A chain of toy stores claims in a new lawsuit that an attorney with Tyson & Mendes LLP mishandled its defense in a Private Attorneys General Act case, costing it some $480,000. The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court stated that the attorney's failure to notify the plaintiff of a settlement offer by his client, Tom's Toys, led to costly and unnecessary litigation.

"Defendants' breaches of their duties of care proximately caused Tom's Toys ...

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