PHILADELPHIA - A law firm is suing Bill Cosby, citing alleged breach of contract during its legal representation of him.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP filed a complaint recently in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Cosby Jr., alleging he breached his duty of good faith and fair dealings.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in August 2017, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP suffered substantial monetary injury in the amount of $282,948.40 as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendant in failing to compensate plaintiff for unpaid legal fees and expenses. The firm functioned then as Cosby's general counsel for the several legal matters he was facing at that time.
Cosby has faced sexual assault allegations and earlier this year was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for his conviction of aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby allegedly failed to fulfill his obligations under the agreement, and received and retained legal representation benefits without paying dues.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in the amount of $282,948.40, plus costs, late fees and prejudgment interest. They are represented by Wilbur Kipnes of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP in Philadelphia.
The case was removed from the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Oct. 19.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-cv-04504.